Mohammad Shariatmadari, Director of the Supreme Space Council of Iran pointed to the Government of Insight and Hope’s (the Rouhani administration) willingness to expand the country’s aerospace activiites and said "Regional countries can launch their space products from the Iranian space launch base.”
Speaking in interview with Mehr news agency he said that Iran has a program to send man to space in ten years.
"Iran’s space system will change its approach which is aimed at rescheduling the projects.”
"So far we have managed to send a small living creature with a small biocapsule. We will continue to way to sending man to space.”
Shariatmadari stated "Right now we are revising the country’s 10-year space program aimed at adopting an applied outlook toward the issue of space and precipitate the country’s balanced development. The Strategic Committee of the Supreme Space Council is composing the plan which will be passed by the council as soon as it is finalized.”
He also stated that Iran is willing to work in cooperation with regional countries, adding "We will try to share the bases which have been constructed in unparalleled spots of the country and are unrivaled in neighbor countries.”
Further pointing out that the cooperation will be carried out via companies and other related organizations, he said that Iran will be ready to launch loads into space for regional countries.