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2020-02-15 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian Minister Tried To Pass Off A $20 Halloween Costume As A Real Spacesuit
[TheDrive] The propensity of the Iranian regime to make often laughably hyperbolic claims about their military and technological achievements is nothing new, but some of the most absurd claims seem to routinely revolve around the country's ostensible ambitions to become a power in space. Earlier this week, Iran's Minister of Information and Communications Technology Tweeted out a picture purportedly of a spacesuit for future Iranian astronauts. Observers quickly determined that it was actually an altered Halloween costume that is readily available for purchase online.

Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi made the post on Twitter on Feb. 4, 2020. Jahromi previously worked in various managerial posts for Iran's Ministry of Intelligence between 2002 and 2009 before moving into telecommunications. The U.S. government sanctioned him in November 2019, claiming that he had been directly involved in censorship of the country's internet on behalf of the regime in Tehran. He is presently the youngest member of the cabinet of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

The Tweet itself is short. "Astronaut costume #bright_future" is all it says in Farsi.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-02-15 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [161 views ]  Top
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#1 Try it again in 8 1/2 months, guys.
Posted by Raj 2020-02-15 08:34||   2020-02-15 08:34|| Front Page Top

#2 Points, laughs.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-02-15 20:31||   2020-02-15 20:31|| Front Page Top

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