Are you sure?
"With the launch, Iran joins a select group of nations able to put objects into orbit around the Earth. The UK, for instance, has never built a rocket capable of doing this, has no civil space launching capability, and is reliant on US-supplied Trident missiles to carry its nuclear weapons."
Can i refer you to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Arrow
and also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_first_orbital_launches_by_country