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The Factors That Could Push the U.S. and Iran to War

Jun 12, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
An armed Iranian speedboat in the Strait of Hormuz on April 30, 2019.

An armed Iranian speedboat in the Strait of Hormuz on April 30. A war between the United States and Iran would have major global economic and energy consequences.

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The United States is sending additional forces to the Persian Gulf as Iran prepares and mobilizes its army; together, the countries' actions are significantly increasing the possibility of war. Compounding the risk is a faction within the White House, epitomized by hawkish national security adviser John Bolton, that is more...

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