He believes Iran will continue to operate on a hands-off basis.
Iran is not capable of sustaining a direct conflict with Western powers, according to an Irish defence expert.
The Islamic Republic has condemned US airstrikes on Iraq and Syria - targeting militia groups backed by Tehran.
The Iraqi government has accused America of pushing the region to the brink of the abyss, after 16 of it's citizens were killed.
However, Security and Defence analyst, Mullingar’s Declan Power, believes Iran will continue to operate on a hand-off basis.