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The new Iranian drone “Gaza”, unveiled on May 21, 2021

Israel has stepped up covert attacks in Iran and is largely leaving the US out of the loop, CNN reported Tuesday.

While current and former Washington officials quoted by the report say there is little likelihood of a conventional war breaking out between Iran and Israel, the risk of a miscalculation spiraling out of control is higher than any ‘habit.

“The more the Israelis push – especially if the Iranians decide the JCPOA is dead – the more the Iranians are going to push back,” said Jonathan Panikoff, former deputy national intelligence officer for the Near East at the National Intelligence Council, referring to the statement. ‘Iran. Nuclear, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Officials are also concerned about what appears to be the Iranian government beginning to link recent attacks attributed to Israel to the survival of its regime, according to CNN.

Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid held talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday about US President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Israel. Lapid also briefed Blinken on his upcoming trip to Turkey and joint counterterrorism measures with Ankara to thwart Iranian attacks on Israelis there.

This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.

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