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Why Trump’s Threats Against Iran Could Backfire

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attend the meeting with foreign embassies and diplomatic mission representatives of Iran, in Tehran, Iran on July 22, 2018. Anadolu Agency—Getty Images

The country presents a new kind of challenge for Trump

It’s one thing for U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten Kim Jong Un with fire and fury; short of starting nuclear war, Kim doesn’t have many options at his disposal. But threatening Iran is another matter altogether and Trump needs to tread carefully. Here’s why.

How We Got Here

Past Experience

The Strait of Hormuz

Iran And Proxy Wars

Iran’s Cyber Capabilities

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