The Atlantic Council's Future of Iran Initiative invites you to a panel discussion on Iran’s missile program, its role in Iranian defense strategy and as a source of tension in the region and beyond. While the primary threat posed by the program stems from its potential connection to Iran’s nuclear program, Iran’s neighbors and the United States are also concerned about the transfer of shorter-range rockets to Iranian-backed militant groups in Yemen and Lebanon. The Trump administration has raised the issue as a “flaw” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and is discussing a possible side agreement with key European nations that would include missiles. Iran has rejected changes to the JCPOA and views the missile program as an essential element of its military doctrine, a means of deterrence and a tool of statecraft.
The discussion will be held February 20, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Atlantic Council. The event is open to press and on the record.
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The event is open to press and on the record.