While the recent attacks in Iraq are not a game changer and the drones are not very large, they pose a continued threat and show that Iran can attack at the time and place of its choosing.
Monday was the second anniversary of the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani.
'If Trump and [Mike] Pompeo are not tried in a fair court for ... assassinating General Soleimani, Muslims will take our martyr's revenge,' Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said.
The value of the attacks on the Post and Maariv “is quite low” as opposed to a cyber attack on critical infrastructure like transportation and energy.
That Iran chose a relatively inexpensive and simple weapon and message to show the US that it remembers the Soleimani anniversary could show that they are going for the symbolic gestures.
Qasem Soleimani was a hero to Iran, and his death was considered a martyrdom.
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Trump also attacked Netanyahu individually, stating he was "willing to fight Iran until the last American soldier."
This is the first time a top Israeli official has confirmed a role in the operation in 2020 to assassinate Iran’s top commander Qasem Soleimani.