* Date : 2019-07-01
The tensions between Washington and Tehran remain high as both sides are throwing retaliatory measures against one another following the shootdown of an American surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. After pulled back from launching a military strike, the U.S. conducted covert operations, including cyber-attacks on Iran’s weapon systems. Iran isn’t shying away from the American sanctions and threats, as it is warning to scale back compliance with the nuclear pact agreed with world leaders. U.S. state secretary Mike Pompeo went on a trip to several nations in the Middle East to reaffirm anti-Iran alliance, while U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton warned Iran not to mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness. We take an in-depth look at a possibility of war breaking out of the heightening bilateral tension with local and domestic experts.
We will cover other global stories, including the result of Istanbul mayoral election and the G20 Summit in Osaka.