Commenting on “tensions between Israel and Iran… in the Gulf and the Red Sea”, CENTCOM Commander Kenneth McKenzie maintained that the “low level engagement that’s continued over a period could certainly lead to an expansion of hostilities and some miscalculation or provocation could occur there. And we watch that very closely”. He further was asked about the idea of a hotline with Iran and maintained: “It takes two sides that want to have that happen for that to occur… In general, it is a good thing to be able to communicate. It decreases the probability of miscalculation. It allows military to military communications, which can often reduce tensions”.
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