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  • Tensions in the Persian Gulf Reflect Power Struggle Inside Iran

    Throughout the past four decades, US observers have disagreed about the nature of Iran’s factional politics and some have even questioned whether real differences exist.

    Rising tensions in the Persian Gulf seem to reflect Iran’s unified reaction to the US “maximum pressure” campaign. This campaign includes not only the imposition of a near-total oil embargo on Iran but also an increased US military presence in the region.

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