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Deciphering the War of Words Between the U.S. and Iran

Reva Goujon
VP of Global Analysis, Stratfor
Jul 24, 2018 | 21:09 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, 2018.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, 2018. Trump's bellicose rhetoric against Iran fits neatly with the White House's Iran strategy to date.

(CHIP SOMODEVILLA/Getty Images)

President Trump's all-caps warning to the Iranian government upped the pressure on Tehran. Several factors will determine whether the aggressive rhetoric actually translates into a military confrontation in the Persian Gulf....

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