Iranian Ballistic Missile Tests Since the Nuclear Deal

February 9, 2017

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

Author: 

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Publication: 

Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Executive Summary

Since the July 2015 announcement of the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has tested as many as 14 ballistic missiles. This number is based on aggregated open-source reporting, as no official government or United Nations numbers have been made available to the public. Although the deal did not address ballistic missiles – the likeliest delivery mechanisms for nuclear warheads – the UN Security Council resolution endorsing the deal called on Iran to refrain from testing nuclear-capable missiles.3 This memo explains how the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has calculated the number of ballistic missiles Iran has fired and explains the policy implications of these tests. 

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