On Saturday, Iran’s Fars news agency reported that “the commander of Iran’s Army Major General Moussavi warned that the country’s Armed Forces will respond to any strategic mistake by enemies with a crushing strike.”
A rocket landed inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, which houses the sprawling U.S. Embassy, Iraqi security officials said Sunday, in an apparent warning shot to the United States amid escalating tensions with Iran.
U.S. air support killed as many as 17 Afghan policemen and wounded 14 more after a police attempt to tear down a Taliban flag in southern Helmand province prompted a counterattack from the insurgents, Afghan officials said.
Iran sees the escalating tensions with the U.S. as extending to include Saudi Arabia and Israel. And on Thursday, an editorial in Saudi Arabia’s Arab News demanded: “Iran must not go unpunished… In [our] considered view, there has to be deterrent and punitive action in order for Iran to know that no sinister act will go unpunished; that action, in our opinion, should be a calculated surgical strike.”