Iran ‘Sends Monkey to Space for Second Time’
Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time this year as part of a programme aimed at manned space flight. President Hassan Rouhani said the monkey - named Fargam, or Auspicious - returned from space in perfect health. However, the success of the first monkey flight was disputed when a different animal was shown in images released after the landing.
Iran’s space programme has raised concern among Western countries. Some fear the technology could be used in ballistic missiles.