The Heat: Iran-U.S. Tensions

The Heat

Iran retaliates, hitting American bases in Iraq in a tit-for-tat attack after the U.S. assassinates a top Iranian general.

Tensions remain high in the Middle East between the U.S. and Iran since an American drone strike killed  General Suleimani in Baghdad last week. 

For his part, U.S. President Donald Trump has backed away from further military escalation with Iran after it retaliated with missile attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq this week.

Trump has promised to hit back with additional economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

CGTN’s Nathan King reports.

To discuss:

  • Hafed Al Ghwell is a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Foreign Policy Institute.
  • Mike Lyons is a Non-resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point.
  • Mazin Al-Eshaiker is Chairman of the Injah Development Center.
  • Kaveh Afrasiabi is an author and Iranian affairs analyst.

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