Israel’s Apparent ‘4D Chess’ Attack on Iran Provides Ambiguity, Opportunity for Iran to Back Down While Saving Face: Analyst

A “4D chess match” is playing out between Iran and Israel, according to Alex Traiman, the CEO and Jerusalem bureau chief for the Jewish News Syndicate, as Israel is believed to have retaliated against Iran for its drone and missile strike against Israeli targets last weekend.

Israel’s apparent attack on Iran is not reported to have caused significant destruction, and its indeterminate source leaves sufficient ambiguity for the Iranian regime to de-escalate the situation further while saving face domestically, he said. However, the attack did strike targets near an Iranian nuclear facility, illustrating the precision and hinting at the potential of any future Israeli strikes.

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