While considered non-negotiable and a “red line” by Tehran, Iran’s ballistic missile program is viewed as a source of destabilization and a threat to its neighbors in the region, especially Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s ballistic missiles
Military vehicle carrying Shahab 2 surface-to-surface missile during parade to commemorate anniversary of Iran-Iraq war, in Tehran. (Reuters)
Threats to Saudi Arabia; directly and through proxies
A boy looks at a model of an Iranian third-generation Fateh-110 surface-to-surface missile while visiting a war exhibition in south-eastern Tehran. (Reuters)
Missiles and drone aircraft are seen on display at an exhibition at an unidentified location in Yemen in this undated handout photo released by the Houthi Media Office on September 17, 2019. (Houthi Media Office/Handout via Reuters)
An Iranian Hawk surface-to-air missile. Iran supplies its ally Hezbollah with ballistic missiles used against Israel. (File Photo: AFP)