US won't directly attack Iran, states orientalist Yakubovych
Mykhailo Yakubovych, an orientalist, firmly believes that the United States will avoid a direct assault on Iran following the Houthi attack on an American ship
He conveyed his views on Espreso
He stated, "There will be no direct attack on Iran. The US is unlikely to opt for direct strikes on Iran. Most probably, the US will target Damascus and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, coordinating with Israel. In this situation, Biden needs to respond to American losses. If there's no response, the Trump faction of the Republican Party could exploit it to their advantage."
Yakubovych stressed that Biden faces a challenging decision in responding to the Houthi attack on the American ship.
"However, it's essential to note that if Biden reacts to the death of American soldiers, Trump supporters might claim he wants to drag the US into another war. Hence, Biden is in a tough spot. He must find a solution to this problem he's gotten into. Additionally, the situation is influenced by the American elections and public sentiment," he added.
- On January 29, the Yemeni Houthis reported hitting a US warship in the Gulf of Aden with a missile, claiming it provided logistical support to US forces.
- On January 30, President Joe Biden ordered the development of response measures to a pro-Iranian group's attack on an American military base in Jordan. Possible options include strikes on the Iranian military in Iraq or Syria. Meanwhile, Iran urged the US to engage in diplomacy.