(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya (IDC) and former Deputy Head of Israel National Security Council)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 10 June 2019
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
As the tension between Iran and the U.S and its allies in Middle East are on the rise, Iran has launched a campaign of violent covert operations, after years of relative restraint. The US deployed the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region on May 4, 2019; in response to what it said was an “escalated threat” from Iran. US national security advisor John Bolton has said Washington's military buildup was "a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime. Read more