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

    Research Associate, Middle East Security Program

    Kaleigh Thomas is the Research Associate for the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, she served as a program coordinato...