Trump sparks confusion with tweet of apparent Iranian launch site

Iran continues to flout nuclear deal by increasing enriched uranium stocks – report

This handout photo shows the Nahid-1 satellite at the space research center in Tehran.

US President Donald Trump's Twitter beef with Iran took a turn Saturday, when a top Iranian official tweeted out a selfie with a satellite. Westerhout also reportedly told the journalists that Trump didn't want to be photographed with Tiffany because he believed her to be too overweight. It's not clear if the lawsuit Trump referred to in his August 31 Twitter post is the same.

Tensions have spiked in the Gulf since May previous year when President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers - known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

And the labeling also noted that the "scorching and damage" were "present only on northern side of launch pad".

Shadows and glare on Trump's picture suggested it was a snapshot of the original taken with a phone, presumably in a secure environment, such as the White House Situation Room, which has multiple video screens for intelligence briefings.

President Trump took goal Saturday at former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, tearing into the former staffer on Twitter amid addressing fresh drama within the West Wing.

He went on to challenge the U.S.to show images of where the American military surveillance drone Iran shot down in June crashed, trying to imply Washington was being dishonest in its actions.

Commercially available satellite images by Planet Labs Inc. and Maxar Technologies showed a black plume of smoke rising above a launch pad Thursday, with what appeared to be the charred remains of a rocket and its launch stand. "Not sure what the political objective of dissemination was", she said.

Drone war takes flight in Iran
Pompeo also tweeted , "We discussed how Iran is leveraging its foothold in Syria to threaten Israel and its neighbors". Hezbollah said one of the drones was rigged with explosives and caused some damage to the organisation's media centre.

Nevertheless, Azari Jahromi preferred not to comment on the alleged incident at Imam Khomeini Space Center in Semnan.

Previously, the US has warned Iran against rocket launches, saying the technology could enable it to develop ballistic missile capability.

The US has criticised the initiative as a way for Tehran to advance its ballistic missiles. USA presidents can declassify information at their discretion.

The U.S. has previously warned Iran not to undertake activities, concerned that even domestic-related activities such as launching a satellite into orbit could mask ambitions to improve Iran's ballistic missile program.

Tehran also says it has not violated the United Nations resolution as it only "called upon" the Iranian government not to conduct such tests.

Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have escalated dramatically since past year, when Washington withdrew from the milestone 2015 nuclear deal signed between Iran and six world powers.

Trump made ending the Iran nuclear deal one of his top priorities as president, and withdrew the US from the agreement, kicking off new tensions with Iran.

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