Which among the following countries has announced that it has successfully sent a monkey into space?

Which among the following countries has announced that it has successfully sent a monkey into space?
[A]North Korea
[B]Japan
[C]South Korea
[D]Iran

Iran
Recently, Iran said it has successfully sent a monkey into space, describing the launch as another step toward Tehran’s goal of a manned space flight. According to a brief report on state TV, the rocket dubbed Pishgam, or Pioneer in Farsi, reached a height of 120 kilometers (72 miles). Iran has long said it seeks to send an astronaut into space as part of its ambitious aerospace program, including plans for a new space center announced last year. In 2010, Iran said it launched an Explorer rocket into space carrying a mouse, a turtle and worms.

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