This is a serious development, but reports of the entire Middle East being on the verge of all-out war fail to fully appreciate the motives and intentions of the various players. The Harry S Truman carrier strike group on May 3, began air operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting flight operations against ISIS targets in Syria.
"We are monitoring the overall situation, but in relation to our area, the situation has been quiet", said Mr Andrea Tenenti, spokesman for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon.
"In the end, the size of the USA market dwarfs any prospect of any benefit they can get from Iran", Maloney said.
The Trump administration portrayed its rejection of that agreement as a response, in part, to Tehran's interventions in the Middle East, underpinning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's tough line towards Iran.
They also see a rare chance for Iran to hold the moral high ground.
Israel's defense minister is urging President Bashar Assad to rid Syria of Iranian forces, warning their presence endangers his country.
Iran, meanwhile, in its first official reaction to Israeli attacks on suspected Iranian targets in Syria, said Israel's attacks came "under fabricated and baseless excuses".
Tehran and Tel Aviv have exchanged hostile rhetoric for years, but now there are signs of an open military conflict, putting the region on edge.
Earlier this week, Syrian state media said Israel struck a military outpost near Damascus.
He said Iran would attempt to save the nuclear deal through negotiations with the European nations who were co-signatories to the deal. The bellicose threats against Iran coming from Israel and Saudi Arabia may be leading to a misunderstanding.
"Throw the Iranians, Qassem Soleimani and the Quds forces, out of your country!"
The administration had extended waivers on Iran's nuclear sanctions on multiple occasions to allow for the United States, together with our partners, to fix the fatal flaws of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The Iranian regime has lately faced many setbacks, directly or indirectly attributed to Israel.
The Iraqi opposition in 2003 successfully encouraged similar fantasies in Washington and London about the political state of Iraq prior to the US-led invasion.
The timing of the February attack is significant because it came well before any indication that President Trump had chose to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. It is unlikely that the U.S. will engage militarily against Iran any time soon.
Israel has made repeated efforts to persuade Moscow not to sell the S-300s to the Syrian regime, as it fears this would hinder its aerial capabilities against arms shipments to Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah.
The Russians have been under considerable pressure from Israel to control the Iranians or push them out. Without Russia's support, Iran's position in Syria is precarious.
While Trump has been constrained in Washington by allegations of his administration's alleged collusion with the Russians in somehow backing Russian election interference, Trump is playing a strong global role symbolized by the upcoming meeting between himself and Kim Jong-un.
However, the continuity between the policies of Presidents Obama and Trump on Syria is more significant.