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Op-Ed: "As Tensions Mount, We Must Not Forget About the Iranian People"

Tehran, Iran
May 16 2019

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Op-ed by Abbas Milani

"The U.S. is inching closer to a military confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The chances of a full-fledged war are only tempered by the fact that the majority of the House, a small majority of the Senate, many in the top U.S. military brass, virtually all U.S. allies — save Israel, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates — and President Trump himself do not favor a war.

The two most important current leaders of Iran — Gen. Qasem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, who has increasingly taken a more assertive role in all aspects of Iran’s domestic and foreign policy, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — have in recent days gone on record indicating they don’t want a war with the U.S. and don’t think one will happen."

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