Iran state TV says country to launch 3 satellites this year

State TV says Iran plans to send 3 satellites into orbit in next few months, despite failed launch in August

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's state TV says the country plans to send three satellites into orbit in the next three months despite a failed launch in August.

The U.S. alleges such satellite launches defy a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on Iran to undertake no activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. Iran says the tests do not have a military component.

Over the past decade Iran has sent several short-lived satellites into orbit.