The IRGC Aerospace Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh

IRGC Commander Says Iranians Working For NASA, Starlink ‘Serve Enemy’

Tuesday, 07/11/2023

The IRGC Aerospace Commander has said that some Iranians "use the country's resources" and then go to NASA or participate in the "mischievous" Starlink project.

Amir Ali Hajizadeh accused the Iranian employees of the Starlink of "not having a goal" and unable recognize “friends and foes" adding that these people "serve the enemy".

NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the US federal government responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research. Currently it is pursuing various projects, the most important of which is "Artemis" that seeks to return humans to the moon.

Starlink is a satellite system operated by SpaceX to provide satellite internet services and is managed by Elon Musk, an American entrepreneur and billionaire.

In his statements, the IRGC Aerospace Commander did not provide information about the number of Iranians working for NASA or Starlink, but it seems that his criticism is in response to the possible lack of specialist personnel in the IRGC and the large-scale migration of elites from Iran.

In recent years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has launched extensive security and judicial actions against the country's elites and academics who prefer to emigrate amid dire economic situation.

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