What to Make of Israel's Latest Likely Attack on Iran
MIN READJan 30, 2023 | 22:44 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Jan. 3, 2023.
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A suspected Israeli attack on an Iranian military facility indicates that Israel and Iran's covert war will continue under the former's new government -- creating a constant risk of escalation that could threaten Iran's other regional rivals. On Jan. 29, Iran's defense ministry said bomb-carrying drones attacked a military complex in the central city of Isfahan the previous night, causing some damage to the facility. U.S. officials cited by major U.S. outlets have since said Israel conducted the strike in response to national security concerns over Iran's recent military activities. While Israel has not officially confirmed these statements, it remains the most plausible culprit of the Jan. 28 attack given Israel's history of conducting similar attacks against Iran's military capabilities, including the suspected Israeli strike against an Iranian drone base in Kermanshah in February 2022....