Israel Could Expand Its Anti-Iran Fight to Iraq and Yemen
Oct 26, 2018 | 11:00 GMT
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- Yemen does not present an existential threat to Israel, but Israel could move against the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen to foster better ties with Saudi Arabia.
- Iran's decision to supply militias in Iraq with ballistic missiles could provoke some form of Israeli response.
- Any strike on Iranian proxies in Iraq, however, would increase anti-American sentiment and potentially push Baghdad even more toward Tehran.