Iran ramping up space launches in recent years has helped to spur additional tension with the West.
Maziar Motamedi is a Tehran-based journalist who covers Iran.
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The Houthis seem to have made a strategic shift towards maritime operations to ramp up pressure on the US and Israel.
Israel is taking a variety of actions to crack down on any form of support for the Palestinian cause.
Israel has called Palestinians released under a truce with Hamas violent ‘terrorists.’ But most haven’t been charged.
It might help Iran bolster military ties with Russia but could hurt efforts to patch up relations with the EU.
The Iranian show of force comes amid heightened US military presence in the region after Israel began bombing Gaza.
Largest hospital in the besieged enclave already faced shortages before Israeli forces blew up its medicine warehouse.
Dozens of strikes by Iran-backed groups have targeted US interests in the region as Washington keeps backing Israel.
The hospitals in Gaza are under heavy assault by the Israeli military, making it difficult to document casualty figures.
Just like Hezbollah, it appears the Iran-backed Houthis are still refraining from using all the tools in their arsenal.