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The threat of Iran

Created on February 17, 2011

The threat of Iran

The Threat of Iran

Iran’s most advanced missile has an estimated range of 2,000 kilometers (about 1,200 miles). It poses a threat to many U.S. allies in the Middle East, to several NATO allies, and to U.S. military facilities in the region. Iran is continuing to develop and buy improved missile technology. If Iran acquires nuclear weapons, containing it will be difficult and dangerous in part because Iran can threaten many U.S. interests and allies.

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2,000 km

EUROPE

AFRICA

IRAN

Mumbai

Karachi

Istanbul

Capitals

Major cities


(population: 1 million+)

2,000 km

1,300 km

500 km

Red

Sea

Arabian

Sea

Persian

Gulf

Caspian

Sea

Black Sea

Mediterranean

Sea

Bulgaria

Romania

Poland

Latvia

Belarus

Ukraine

Libya

Chad

Ethiopia

Sudan

Egypt

Turkey

Iraq

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Yemen

Oman

India

Pakistan

Afghanistan

IRAN

Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

China

Kyrgyztan

Kazakhstan

Russia

Bucharest

Warsaw

Minsk

Islamabad

Kabul

Ashgabat

Cairo

Khartoum

Sanaa

Kuwait City

Baghdad

Riyadh

Jerusalem

Ankara

Kyiv

Moscow

Astana

Bishkek

New

Delhi

Source: Heritage Foundation research.