Tehran marches and missiles threaten the stability of the region


Bandar Al-Doshi wrote in Al-Arabiya: As Western Iranian negotiations continue to revive the nuclear agreement, several voices warned against overlooking some of the dangers that Tehran poses, whether through its arsenal of ballistic missiles or car bombs, and its militias in a number of countries in the region.

In this context, the “International Institute for Strategic Studies” warned in a detailed report to the dangers of the growing Iranian arsenal of huge missiles, especially drones and cruise missiles, which constitute a destabilizing force in the Middle East.

He explained that “Iran’s ballistic missile systems, complemented by cruise missiles and marches, are not only intended for deterrence, but also for battles.”

The report also provided a detailed assessment of Iranian missiles, the method and objectives that Tehran is working on. He indicated North Korea’s preference for improving Iran’s capabilities in the field of ballistic missiles, as well as helping Russia and China.
20 types of missiles

In addition, he considered that these missiles constitute a compensation for the weakness of Iran’s conventional army and its simple air force.

It is likely that Tehran will export about 20 types of missiles to its agents in the region, whether in Iraq or Yemen, and Lebanon.

Iran has exported short-range missiles to its proxies in the region.

‘Missile doctrine’

The report of the International Institute, which was established in 1958 as a leading institution in the field of global security, also delved into the Iranian “missile doctrine”, in order to understand Tehran’s long-range plans to threaten the region with this missile arsenal.

He concluded that the Iranian authorities are now focusing on “improving accuracy to be able to deny their involvement against their potential enemies,” as had happened in the previous targeting of Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia.

Tehran’s proxies and militias

In addition, he asserted, “the proliferation of Iranian missiles has extremely destabilizing consequences in the region, because that arsenal acts as a strong multiplier for the power of unaccountable militias,” or the authority of local governments.

The International Institute warned against providing these militias with these systems (missiles and marches), which “shows greater willingness to take risks, as well as a more offensive stance for Iran’s missile program in general.”

4 Strategies for Drone Delivery

As for the drone, it also comes, according to the institute, among the Iranian threats. Tehran seeks to “expand its ability to target countries in the region through the continuous development of these unmanned aircraft and cruise missiles.”

The International Institute pointed out that Iran has used 4 strategies to supply its militia allies with drones and ballistic missiles, namely, direct transport, missile updates, and the transfer of production capabilities, and supplies through third parties.

The report concluded, warning that all these data and the progress that the Iranian authorities are making in this field should constitute a wake-up call for the region and the countries that negotiate with Iran, because the threat of missiles and drones will increase in the coming years.


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