If Israel continues attacking Iranian military positions in Syria, Iran will likely retaliate more forcefully, U.S. intelligence chief Dan Coats has warned, igniting a full-scale war that neither Iran nor Israel wants.
However, Coats’ assessment confused cause with effect. While Israel seeks peace with the Iranian people, Iran’s Islamist regime openly calls for Israel’s destruction. The missile Iran recently fired against Israel originated from an area of Syria where Israel had been assured there were no Iranian forces present. In response, Israel struck multiple Iranian targets in Syria.