As a former State Department and Pentagon official describes it, “Traditionally we’ve tried to play a role of fireman in the Middle East. Now we’re playing the role of arsonist.”
The death toll includes 19 Iranians, raising fears that the region may be sliding into an unprecedented direct confrontation between two archenemies.
The attack, said to be a response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, is the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date.
The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted some of the incoming projectiles, while others caused only minimal damage.
When will Washington stop dividing the world into "good" and "bad" states and consider America's image and actual vital interests?
The vice president says the U.S. and its allies can reach a deal that "limits Iran's malign activity and prevents Iran from ever becoming a nuclear power."
Iranian media gave conflicting reports about the attack on government outposts in Syria’s northern region amid speculation that it was carried out by neighboring Israel.