The $400 billion deal was first proposed in a Jan 2016 trip to Iran by Xi Jinping. Around the same time in May 2016, Indian PM Modi visited Iran to sign the 10-year Chabahar port contract. Was Modi in Iran for a great future gameplan?
US countered Iran’s attacks on Saudi oil facilities, tankers in strait of Hormuz, and its drone, with a cyber attack. While ISIS and Hamas were countered with combination of cyber and kinetic action.
It all started in the month of November when Iran backed militia decided to quit using 107mm rockets, instead began using the lethal and longer range 122mm rockets to attack American bases located inside Iraq. Iran will continue to pump money into militant groups to continue waging an asymmetrical war against America and its allies.