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If the framework for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran's nuclear program is successfully carried forward it will be a major achievement but also a great risk for the region and the entire world, as Iran already has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles capable of carrying WMDs throughout the Middle East. Moreover, Iran’s progress on space launch vehicles provides Tehran with the means and motivation to develop longer-range missiles, potentially deterring the USA and its allies
During the next several months of 2013, Iran could shorten the timeline required for 'nuclear dash' to about one month. A recent report claims Tehran is expected to achieve a critical capability in mid-2014. "Preventing Iran from achieving a critical capability through sanctions, increased frequency of international inspections, and negotiations is a priority". The report understated.