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Confrontation between the US and Iran .
In the table is Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ; house master of the Iraqi Prime Minister , Adel Abdul Mahdi; and Hassan Nasrallah , the leader of Iran 's Lebanese allies, the militant Hezbollah movement.
you just listen to what sounded like a "mission accomplished" speech by US President Donald Trump . Most of them, though perhaps not all, can breathe a sigh of relief. But they are scratching their heads about what is the meaning of this turbulent week for their future.
For Mohammed bin Salman, the speech signals an immediate danger averted.
It is true that The Crown Prince has previously been outspoken about what he calls the "evil" nature of the Iranian leadership in recent years. But the Saudis have urged a de-escalation, as Mr Trump ordered The Assassination of a top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad, afraid of being wrapped in a spiral of conflict between their allies in Washington and your enemy in Tehran.
And if Saudi Arabia has been caught in the Crossfire , there is no guarantee that we would have noticed was, back to his name. It's not last year, as the two oil installations, the blame on Iran have been disabled in an attack.
So they began to explore diplomatic options to reduce tensions with Iran .demonstrators attacked the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad days before Qasem Soleimani has been
killed But wait, is to change the equation? Is prepared for the trump card of the administration now to take military action in its ongoing Confrontation with Iran ? Or Soleimani did that master-take strategists, a false step over the "Red Line " of targeting Americans?
"you have to understand elections," let us Imagine That Mr Netanyahu will say.
It goes something like this: "OK, no one was hurt, there was a lot of damage, Soleimani thought he would message send a strong. But Mr Trump was probably the 1979 hostage-taking thinking in the U.S. Embassy in Iran , the sunk [former President] Jimmy Carter .
"It is even more likely that he thought about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, for which he sharply criticized the Obama administration. He also tweeted that The Incident was the "Anti-Benghazi'. He didn't want to head into a presidential election year looking weak. "
U.S. officials have on different occasions, The Killing is justified as self-defense to repel an "imminent" attack on American interests, and a show of deterrence, to signal to Iran that The President was the current restraint is a sign of weakness.Israel is wary of what it considers Iran 's entrenchment in neighboring Syria
The Israeli Prime Minister , almost certainly, hope it is the latter.
The Israelis were deeply concerned about the lack of US military retaliation in the last year for the alleged Iranian attacks in the region.
"all of a Sudden we are no longer alone!", crowed Israeli defence correspondent Alex Fishman after The Strike on Soleimani. "This is a strategic miracle!"
The Israelis are also their Number One enemy.
Israeli analysts say Qasem Soleimani , the author and executor of the plan to entrench the Iranian military Presence was - about proxies and otherwise - in the countries surrounding Israel , as they call it, a "ring of fire".
But by and large, Israeli officials, it was quiet around the drone strike, like the Saudis, to avoid seemingly in the hope, always caught in the Crossfire .Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis died in the same drone strike as Qasem Soleimani
Mr. Abdul Mahdi probably feels like he's thrown it into the fire during the last week.
The US strike toppled him from the narrow ridge on which he tried, the balance of alliances with the United States and Iran .
The Iraqi foreign Ministry summoned ambassadors from the two countries, to chastise them for use in Iraq as their battleground.
He can be grateful that Iran gave way to President Trump a face-saving end to step out of the way in the war, by firing missiles at bases that causes no losses.
But he is always a Seat in the hot.The Iraqi Parliament a non-binding resolution demanding the withdrawal of US troops
The United States is an ambitious, if inconsistent, ally. However, if cornered, Mr Abdul-Mahdi found it to be safe, on the side of the pro-Iran forces in Iraq.
The powerful Shiite politicians and militias, a new image of legitimacy after months of popular protests against their grip on the country. You have America, the violation of Iraq convicted of sovereignty and demanded to leave its 5,200 troops.
It is not clear what come. But the consequences of The Assassination of the uncertainty about the staying power of the U.S. military Presence has created. Mr Abdul Mahdi has said that there is No Other way, "otherwise, we are speeding in the direction of Confrontation ."the Lebanese Hezbollah movement has said Iran 's allies need to help revenge
this is the target of Hassan Nasrallah .
As one of the senior figures on the left of the regional network of proxy forces - the US in Qasem Soleimani ,-Air Strike killed the mighty Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis - he feels The Weight of responsibility to continue The General mission and to avenge his death.
The focus should, hit US military assets, he said. So far, he has not Israel - Hezbollah mentioned usual target. Maybe The Iranians don't think it's a good idea to re-light them in the front on top of everything that is now.
Hassan Nasrallah is probably still trying to game the new Landscape - what does this mean for the so-called "axis of resistance" now that its prime architect, is gone; and he demanded into The Breach , in view of the unrest in Lebanon , the Hezbollah out of the political domination?Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was attended by the Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday
Without Qasem Soleimani is crucial, help, Assad ' s regime would not have survived, almost certainly Syria's Civil War . The Iranian general is cruel counter-insurgency methods have many Syrians rejoicing at his death. But how will the country take shape now, without the grief of his leading hand?
Was shot and killed this Mr Trump, a goodbye, before heading out of the region, or is the US really in The Game ?