What’s next in the conflict between the U.S. and Iran

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/iran-united-states-trump-conflict-sanctions-retaliation-1.5420012

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

The U.S and Iran may have taken a step back from the brink of war, but the underlying tension remains, analysts say, leaving the two countries back in the same tense standoff that’s existed since U.S. President Donald Trump stepped away from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. In a speech from the White House on Wednesday to address Iran’s missile strikes the night before against two bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops, Trump highlighted the fact there were no American casualties. The president said Iran appears to be standing down from its previous threats of severe retribution and he gave no indication the U.S. would unleash a military response.