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Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad found an odd way to continue to antagonize the West on Wednesday: his country fired a rocket into space with a mouse, two turtles, and some worms on board. On the same day, the Iranian leader offered last minute concessions to ship uranium out of Tehran and sideline new sanctions designed for the Islamic republic. Western experts said that Iran's space program provides cover for the country's nuclear ambitions. “I am perplexed and even a bit pessimistic," said French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner.