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Expected Escalation

Iran countering escalating regional pressure

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Expected Escalation

Expected Escalation: How is Iran countering escalating regional pressures?

Iran is currently facing unfavorable international and regional developments. This is as a result of the Russian-US consensus concerning Syria that negatively impacts Iranian interests, the diminishing Iranian influence in Yemen, difficult challenges in Iraq, in addition to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Summit’s condemnation of Iranian meddling in the region, which raises questions about Iran's approach to confronting these challenges.

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