Guess what? Any nation on earth willing to spend the bucks can develop an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile. Indeed, any nation which has lots of bucks can develop an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Worse than that, any nation willing to spend the money and endure the pain can develop a nuclear warhead for those missiles. After all did not such a minor nation as Israel do so decades ago? Perhaps it is time to cope with reality instead of pretending that the age of omnipotence which stared in 1973 is coming to an end. Omnipotence never did bring a feeling of security to Israel. Perhaps having to deal with reality might.
U.S. Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
from the article: UN report: Iran accelerating development of long-range missiles