Several developments have considerably increased the tension surrounding the Iranian issue in recent days. On the American side, the administration has included the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (8 April) on the list of terrorist organizations, has then announced the end of the “waivers” from sanctions on oil purchases from Iran (22 April), added new sanctions against the Iranian mining and steel sectors (8 May), and declared that it was sending additional military forces in the region [1], claiming it to be a response to specific Iranian threats. Read the full article here