January 09, 2020

Experts: US, Iran Unlikely to Escalate Tensions

Featuring Kaleigh Thomas

Source: Voice of America

Journalists Sirwan Kajjo, Mehdi Jedinia

Following Iran's missile attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq Tuesday and President Donald Trump's speech Wednesday, experts say they believe the United States and Iran are unlikely to escalate the situation after the death of Iran's powerful commander Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike last week.

In response to Soleimani's killing, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) claimed responsibility for launching more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeting two Iraqi air bases that house U.S. forces.

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Authors

  • Kaleigh Thomas

    Associate Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Kaleigh Thomas is the Associate Fellow for the Middle East Security Program and 2020 recipient of the 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich Jr., USA Award at CNAS. She also serves as the cof...