Iran has a diverse missile arsenal. Indeed, Iranian military sources assert that its range reaches more than 3000 km. Thus the European continent and parts of Asia are in the range of Iranian missiles, which confirms that the Iranian threat in this area is not confined to the Middle East countries only. This threat comes from a country where 18 million people live below the poverty line, Iranian officials stated.
“Tabnak,” a Persian-speaking website underlined that the Iranian missile force is one of the most important strategic axes of the Iranian military, which justifies the development of this force by saying that it is only a deterrent to the threats against Tehran, according to the website.
Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, revealed on Thursday evening (November 14) at a press conference held at an American military base outside Washington that parts of the rocket launched by the Houthis on Saudi Arabia prove that the Houthi missile was made in Iran. Tehran justified its relentless effort to develop missile systems with defensive pretexts, but now it became clear that Iran supplied its militias to undertake an aggressive action against a third party.
The American envoy stressed that “the threat of Iranian missiles includes everyone, not just Saudi Arabia and the UAE.”
To find out the truth behind the statements of the American top official at the UN, let’s take a quick look at the extent of Iranian missile arsenal by reviewing Iranian sources.
The jamejam online website of Iran’s Radio and Television Corporation published a report on a military site called “Jank Afzar” (weapons), which confirmed that the Iranian missiles reach “the farthest of Europe and 70 percent of the Asian continent.”
To learn more about Iran’s missile capabilities – which the international community sees as a threat and Iran as a deterrent – let’s take a look at Iran’s most dangerous missiles, which many countries consider as a real threat to its security. Russia, China and North Korea are the main source of technology used in the manufacturing of these missiles. There is also an ongoing cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang in this regard.
The shale- Sajil missile
Gulf of Persia Missile
Shahab 5 ballistic missile
Shahab 4 ballistic missile
Medium-range Shahab 3 missile
‘Qadr’ missile has range of 70% of Asia
‘Qiyyam’ a missile that targeted the Riyadh airport
The ballistic missile ‘Ashura’
This missile is classified as one of Iran’s medium-range missiles and is powered by a two-stage engine and uses solid fuel.
The ‘Khorramshahr’ missile
Last Update: Saturday, 16 December 2017 KSA 18:51 – GMT 15:51