"A Potential for Conflict": Turkish Political Scientist's Warning on Iran-Israel Tensions

Conflicts 14:20 09.05.2024

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has highlighted the escalating tensions between Iran and Israel as a potential precursor to a larger conflict. Despite recent apparent de-escalation, Fidan suggests that the underlying tensions persist.

Can a war between Israel and Iran happen?

In an interview with Ednews, Turkish political scientist Hasan Oktay weighed in on the matter, suggesting that a direct war between Iran and Israel is unlikely in the immediate future.

"While tensions remain between the two nations, the likelihood of full-scale war is currently low. However, recent events, such as the October 7 attack by Hamas allegedly supported by Russia and Iran, have heightened tensions. The subsequent attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1 and Iran's retaliation on April 13 have further exacerbated the situation."

Oktay continued, "Although no significant escalation has occurred, there is speculation that a war could erupt after the activities of Hamas and Hezbollah are quelled. Hakan Fidan's monitoring of these events suggests a readiness for such a possibility. Israel may seek to neutralize surrounding forces before engaging directly with Iran."

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