On today's show: Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s senior Middle East analyst, Zvi Bar’el, and by military affairs analyst, Amos Harel, to discuss the fallout from the United States’ assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force.
We ask whether Soleimani was a legitimate target for an extrajudicial killing, how Iran will seek to avenge his death, what role Israel may or not have played in providing the intelligence for the operation and whether the Iranian nuclear deal can be brought back from the dead.
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We also take a broader look at the regional implications, from Israel’s northern border, where Iranian-controlled Hezbollah has amassed huge quantities of missiles, to Iraq, where the United States still has forces.