Morning Brief: Iran doubles down
Top Story Tensions with Iran continue to escalate. One day after Washington urged Tehran to halt its missile tests, Iran fired off another round. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran not to be “confused” about U.S. capabilities, though Defense Secretary Robert Gates downplayed the possibility of confrontation. “Attacks on Iran proper would generate ...
Tensions with Iran continue to escalate. One day after Washington urged Tehran to halt its missile tests, Iran fired off another round. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran not to be “confused” about U.S. capabilities, though Defense Secretary Robert Gates downplayed the possibility of confrontation. “Attacks on Iran proper would generate a great deal of ill-will,” according to a new report by Rand. Carnegie expert Karim Sadjadpour doesn’t see a U.S. or Israeli strike on Iran as likely, however.
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Blake Hounshell is a former managing editor of Foreign Policy.
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