Iran-US conflict: more to come?
With the US’s killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the risk of attacks on Mena oil infrastructure is likely to increase
With the US’s killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the risk of attacks on Mena oil infrastructure is likely to increase The Gulf region is wondering if Soleimani’s death and subsequent Iranian missile attacks on US bases in Iraq is the end of a chapter—or just the start. Despite US president Donald Trump’s more conciliatory remarks in early January, analysts still favour the pessimistic view. “Our base case is that Iran will continue to counter the US’ maximum pressure campaign on many fronts; one will be on oil and gas tankers and infrastructure, a second on the US presence in Iraq and a third which would be to go directly after US interests,” says Torbjorn Soltvedt, principal
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