A picture taken on August 16, 2008 shows
August 9, 2016

A picture taken on August 16, 2008 shows

A picture taken on August 16, 2008 shows Iran’s Safir Omid rocket, which is capable of carrying a satellite into orbit, before it’s launch in a space station at an undisclosed location in the Islamic republic. Iran said on August 17 it had successfully launched the rocket, a move that could further exacerbate tensions with the West over its nuclear drive. AFP PHOTO/STR/VAHIDREZA ALAI (Photo credit should read VAHIDREZA ALAI/AFP/Getty Images)