A cold war has descended on the Mideast, and the symptoms are obvious. Saber-rattling. Arms racing and alleged arms racing. Assassinations abroad. Warnings of dire consequences of going on the warpath. And the "iron curtain" that Israel built to keep out terrorists. The USA is involved pretty deeply because of oil, and so of course it's concerned about the situation.
Iranian president awards nuclear deal team medals of honor (AP)
from the article: Iran in the cross-hairs