This year, the United Nations General Assembly seems to have rattled one of America’s closest allies - Israel. The exchange between the American and Iranian presidents, the pleasantries between other government officials, the high–level meetings between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, and the signs of U.S.-Iran rapprochement have worked to infuriate Tel Aviv and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel has subsequently rigorously accused Tehran of enriching uranium to obtain a nuclear bomb.
Stark contrast: competition to influence the region
The economic austerity, the regional and international isolation that Iran is facing, is unprecedented. These economic challenges have justified Tehran’s political actionsMajid Rafizadeh