Nathan Sales is a former official who held various positions during the Donald Trump Administration, including counterterrorism coordinator, assistant secretary of state for civilian security, democracy and human rights, and special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. With that experience, he recently spoke with Fox News to analyze the situation in the Middle East.
Since the war between Israel and Hamas began after the October 7 terrorist attacks, American troops in the region have suffered more than 40 attacks, for example, with drones.
For Sales, what is happening is quite evident. "Iran is behind everything that we're seeing in terms of attacks directed on U.S. forces. We're seeing Iranian proxies attack Americans in Syria and Iraq and now from Yemen. And they're going to keep doing it until we make them stop," he explained on "Fox News Live."
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To mitigate or deter these attacks, the former official indicated that troops will have to do more than "blowing up empty munitions depots in the desert in the middle of the night." According to his analysis, the fact that there have been no injuries is not a product of the existing logistics, which is why he assured that "luck cannot be a strategy" in these cases.
"You're going to actually have to take action and take strikes against the people responsible for these attacks. And that doesn't just mean the proxies. That also means the Iranian puppet masters, the ones who are pulling the strings," Sales added.
In turn, he referred to the Yemeni Houthi Movement, which was classified as a terrorist organization during the Trump Administration but removed from the list after Joe Biden arrived at the White House.
"Within weeks of taking office, the Biden administration took them off the terror list. Maybe they need to reconsider that and put them back on," he said.