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Increasing U.S. Sanctions Pressure Raises the Risks of Iranian Retaliation

May 16, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Protesters pretend to hit a man wearing a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump during an April 12, 2019, rally in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Iranians pretend to hit a man wearing a mask of US President Donald Trump during an anti-US rally following Friday prayers in Tehran on April 12, 2019. - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this week accused the United States of being the real "leader of world terrorism", hitting back after Washington blacklisted Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation. Tehran was quick to retaliate on Monday by declaring US troops "terrorists" following Washington's move, which was welcomed by Iran's regional arch-rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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