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What are routes out of this 'dangerous moment' in Middle East?

Friday night's military actions by the United States marked a significant escalation compared to recent operations in Iraq and Syria, advancing beyond previous measures yet deliberately not extending to strikes on Iranian territory – a nation the US holds responsible for a considerable amount of the current unrest in the Middle East.

The question arises: does this increase the probability of a broader conflict in the area, or are alternative resolutions possible to navigate through what the United States has termed a "dangerous moment"?

Furthermore, could a truce in Gaza serve as one of the potential pathways to peace?

"I think America has gone to great lengths to calibrate and attempt to reset deterrence in the region," the Co-Chair of Universal Defence and Security Solutions General Sir Richard Barrons, talks exclusively to the BBC.

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