Why Israel Struck the Iranian Consulate in Damascus

The Israeli raid on Iranian targets in the heart of Syria is part of ongoing regional negotiations. Washington is negotiating with Tehran, Assad is speaking with U.S. envoys in Oman, and for the first time, Hezbollah representatives are visiting the Emirates, which remain allies of the Jewish State.

The sensational attack last April 1st on an Iranian consular office in Damascus – attributed to Israel and in which, among others, a high-ranking member of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards was killed – occurs during a phase of the Middle Eastern conflict marked by intense negotiation activity among the parties.

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