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A Naval Incident Brings Iran-U.S. Tensions Back to the Fore

Apr 16, 2020 | 19:33 GMT

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, Iran’s recent acts of aggression in the Persian Gulf have brought the persistent threat of U.S.-Iran tensions back to the forefront. For Tehran, such provocations help remind the United States that it will not cave to U.S. pressure to change its behavior, and can also spark distractions that end up being politically useful at home....

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