As a rapidly escalating conflict in the Middle East, primarily instigated by Iran, has begun a new Pentagon source has now warned a British newspaper that we may now be on the verge of “World War III.”
“The West is saying to Iran ‘behave yourself, or we will attack you directly.” an expert contacted by the paper said.
“I think it’s highly possible that if Iran continues to act through proxies, or to act directly, that threatens Western interests, we could see military action taken against Iran, and that would be a major conflict in the Middle East.” he continued.
Threatening Israel, U.S. interests, and international shipping in the region, proxies sponsored by Iran have been in the process of destabilizing the Middle East.
Syria and neighboring Iraq and Pakistan, have been the target of assaults by Iran, which have exacerbated an already tense situation across the region.
As proxies of Iran launch assaults against the United States and Israel from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, and other locations, the dire assessment of the situation in the Middle East was released.
In addition, by storming civilian vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, Houthi rebels in Yemen, which are backed by Iran, have wreaked devastation on international shipping.
Concerns of a direct confrontation have skyrocketed in recent days due to Iran’s direct strikes on targets in Syria, Pakistan, and neighboring Iraq.