Reports Deutsche Welle, according to him, the measure was a response to the new sanctions, which on 28 July, endorsed the U.S. Treasury after the launch of Tehran booster. "The Americans should know that this is just the first step on our side," he said, describing Washington's actions in the region as "terrorist and risky".

Iran, on 27 July announced the implementation of a test booster for the withdrawal of a satellite into space. Type rocket "Simorg" can put into orbit satellites weighing up to 250 pounds. The US sharply condemned the test, calling it a provocation and a violation of UN security Council resolutions.
The next day, July 28, the U.S. Treasury has extended financial sanctions against six Iranian companies, which, according to Washington, support the missile program.