US-Iran tension: India will have to balance its ties with all parties

Iran and the United States (US) appear to be locked into an escalatory spiral following the American drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the al-Quds Force foreign operations arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The latest indication of this is US President Donald Trump’s belligerent message to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Tehran attacks Americans or US interests in retaliation to Soleimani’s killing. As Mr Trump has been wont to do, he announced his plans via Twitter, hardly the platform for diplomacy, and said he wouldn’t hesitate to strike targets that are important to Iranian culture. Any retaliation by Iran, most experts Read more

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