Iran’s Supreme Leader delivers his sermon at the Eid al-Fitr ceremony marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Tehran, April 10, 2024 (AP)

Q&A: Is An Iran-Israel War Imminent?


Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized the Portuguese-flagged container ship MSC Aries in the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz.

The MSC Aries is reportedly owned by the London-based Zodiac Maritime, part of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group.

The MSC Aries, with a crew of 25, was heading from Dubai toward the Strait of Hormuz.

ORIGINAL ENTRY, APRIL 11: US and Israeli officials are warning of the possibility of an Iranian attack, following Israel’s missile strike on the Iranian embassy compound — killing Iran’s senior commander for Syria and Lebanon and six other Iranian personnel — in Damascus on April 1.

In a 13-minute discussion, Dr Patricia Lewis of London’s Chatham House and I joined RTE Radio 1’s Claire Byrne on Thursday to analyze the likelihood of Iranian military operations, the US and Israeli positions, and the consequences for the region and the world.

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