Editorial﹕Tensions in the Middle East

【明報專訊】LAST Thursday the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps shot down a US drone with a surface‑to‑air missile. In response US president Donald Trump ordered military retaliatory action, only to call it off at the eleventh hour, saying instead he did not believe Iran's strike had been "intentional". But the US has stepped up its sanctions against Iran nevertheless, launching cyberattacks to paralyse Iran's system of weaponry. With tensions rising in the Middle East, global oil prices have rocketed again.