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Iran Claims to Have Expanded Its Axis of Resistance


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Danish shipping giant Maersk has raised the lower end of its full-year guidance thanks to Houthi attacks that have disrupted Red Sea shipping. Maersk is now expecting Q1 profits of $208 million on $12.4 billion in revenue. That compares to last year’s $2.3 billion in profit on $14.2 billion in revenue.

And in the meantime, Iran is claiming that a new front has been established in the Axis of Resistance, with a militia group based in Bahrain claiming to have been behind an attack on Israel that happened last weekend allegedly targeting an Israeli transportation company called Trucknet Enterprises in the southern Israeli port city of Eilat. While rather insignificant in terms of the scale of the drone attack, which failed to cause any real damage, if a Bahrain-based group was indeed behind the attack, this will inevitably cause some complications for Tehran in terms of relations with Saudi Arabia, the ultimate power within Bahrain. The group, the Al-Ashtar Brigades (AAB), is an Iran-aligned Shia militia that has in the past launched terrorist attacks against the government of Bahrain. The credibility of the claims of the Bahrain-based group has not been independently verified and reports could be an exaggerated attempt by Iran to create the impression that its axis of resistance is expanding in a significant manner. The other four fronts are Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and the West Bank, with pro-Iran militias in Iraq also claiming…

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