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Short on Options, Iran Calls Trump's Bluff

Sep 19, 2019 | 21:35 GMT
A satellite image from April 18, 2012, shows Abqaiq in eastern Saudi Arabia.

A satellite image from April 18, 2012, shows Abqaiq in eastern Saudi Arabia. Iran is playing a risky game by attacking oil infrastructure, but it feels it has no choice given the severity of U.S. sanctions.

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With its apparent attack on Saudi oil facilities, Iran has decided that maximum provocation is the only palatable antidote to the U.S.'s maximum pressure....

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