Today, Iran says its troops in Syria may intervene militarily if Syria is attacked, while it plans military exercises in preparation for Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities. And British naval power is massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares to strike.
From Jerusalem Post: Members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are in Syria providing non-military assistance and Iran may get involved militarily if Syria comes under attack, its commander said on Sunday. The statement is the first official acknowledgement from a senior military commander that Iran has a military presence on the ground in Syria.
From Telegraph News: The exercise is being showcased as the biggest air defense war game in the Islamic Republic's history and will be Iran's most visible response yet to mounting speculation that Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may order a military strike this autumn.
From Telegraph News: Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war. Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane.