Tehran Raises the Stakes

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - The Iranian attack on Saudi oil installations is the most dramatic development in the Persian Gulf since the U.S. withdrew from the nuclear agreement in May 2018. So far the president's reaction has been relatively mild and he continues to convey more of a willingness to dialogue with the Iranians than a desire to confront them. The Iranian attack testifies to the improved capabilities of Iran's cruise missiles. While Israel is out of this system's current range, these capabilities are indicative of what might end up in the hands of Hizbullah. This signals the need for a speedy upgrade of Israeli defense and interception systems, with an emphasis on protecting strategic sites.

2019-09-17 00:00:00

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