Violence in Yemen, Gaza, and Iraq Isn't Coincidental

(Mosaic) Richard Goldberg - Israeli security officials and those of its new Arab allies see an emboldened Islamic Republic of Iran directing its terrorist proxies to use similar tactics to attack Arabs and Israelis alike. From Gaza to Yemen, Tehran's fingerprints are easy to detect, and have only strengthened the logic of the Abraham Accords. Attacks by Iranian proxies against U.S. forces in Iraq came alongside the coordinated assault on Israel in May by Iran's clients in Gaza. And before that assault, Iran's Yemeni proxy had escalated its own missile attacks against Saudi Arabia. Yet Washington seems to be treating Iran's proxies as disconnected actors rather than holding their sponsors and grand strategists in Tehran accountable. The U.S. return to the 2015 nuclear deal means the lifting of sanctions on Iran and the influx of billions of dollars for Iran-backed terrorists who are already emboldened to attack U.S. allies. The writer is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2021-07-08 00:00:00

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