Concerns. No, really? They don't need to "develop" anything anymore, I'd say the thing is in production.
The launch of the Omid satellite, meaning Hope, was timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution and United Nations talks aimed at stopping Iran's nuclear programme.
"Dear Iranians, your children have put the first indigenous satellite into orbit," said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a broadcast on state television.
"With this launch the Islamic Republic of Iran has officially achieved a presence in space."
The launch has highlighted international concerns that Iran will use domestically developed space technology to develop intercontinental nuclear missiles.
If you can put a satellite in orbit you can put a nuke in Europe off the same missile. Mr. Amadinnerjacket, the Wild Eyed Fruitbat of the Middle East, has got his sweaty little finger on a big red button kids. Ain't that great?
It will be interesting to see how the Surrender Monkey Brigade handles this. Will they wait to be bombed, or will they go with a "disproportionate response" kinda thing?
I bet Mr. O-bama is wondering why he sighed up for this gig right about now.
The Great One speaks! "The United States will use "all elements of our national power" to deal with Iran, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday after Tehran said it had launched a satellite into orbit."
That's diplomatese for "Smarten up or we will nuke your sorry asses".