The attack by the State of Israel on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, followed by Iran’s response, triggered a series of diplomatic and military movements. According to an analysis by the Brazilian government, Israel sought with its action to once again attract support from the United States.

According to Jamil Chade do UOLthe information circulating among the top brass of the Brazilian government is that the Israeli attack was interpreted as an attempt by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reaffirm Israel’s strategic importance for the United States, especially at a time when President Biden was adopting a more critical stance towards Israeli actions, especially the offensive in Gaza.

Biden’s change of tone generated additional pressure on Netanyahu, who was already facing internal and external challenges.

Given this scenario, the Israeli government’s internal analysis indicated the need to “recall” the US to guarantee Israel’s security and avoid Netanyahu’s isolation.

The attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus was, therefore, an attempt to involve the United States in direct engagement, shifting the focus of the war to Iran, perceived as a threat by the Americans.

Although Biden publicly reaffirmed the United States’ support for Israel and collaborated in the interception of Iranian missiles, behind the scenes revealed pressure from the White House to avoid military escalation. It has become clear that the US is not willing to engage in direct conflict with Iran.

At the emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, tension between the powers was evident, but both Americans and Iranians sought to avoid a direct confrontation.

The US ambassador stated that his country did not seek a conflict, while the Iranian delegation indicated a moderate stance by accepting the intervention of the American military without interpreting it as a sign of imminent war.


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