Iranian state TV reported that the carrier would be able to put a satellite weighing 80 kg into orbit some 500 kilometres from Earth.
Angry mob storms a police station in Zahedan city of the southeastern province, leading to firefight and many casualties including an intelligence officer of elite Revolutionary Guard.
Shahram Poursafi was plotting to murder Bolton in retaliation for killing of Iran's Qasem Soleimani, alleges US, a claim Tehran rejects as "baseless".
Iran's Revolutionary Guard detains several foreigners, including Britain's second most senior envoy in Tehran, for alleged acts of espionage such as taking soil samples in restricted military areas, state media report.
The fighting took place in the district of Kourin, near the Pakistani border, killing 3 three Guard members and at least 6 bandits.
Iran says its navy warned US vessels to stop "provocative and aimless shooting".
Confrontation comes amid talks in Vienna between Iran and major powers on the mechanics of a US return to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by then-president Donald Trump.
In a leaked audio tape, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif complains the elite Revolutionary Guard had more influence in foreign affairs and the country's nuclear dossier than him.
Iran claims to have missiles that can travel 2,000 kilometres, placing much of the Middle East, including Israel, within range.
Iranian social media has been awash with criticism of new music video by popular underground Iranian singer, “Sasy,” who over the years has become known for contentious lyrics that Iran's conservatives see as tainting the country's moral probity.
General Hossein Salami says Tehran will avenge the death of General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike earlier this year.
Iran asked Interpol to issue a "red notice" for Trump and the other individuals the Islamic Republic accuses of taking part in the January killing of General Qassem Soleimani.
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