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Chances of war with Iran are rising. And Donald Trump is to blame
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Chances of war with Iran are rising. And Donald Trump is to blame

With the United States' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and recent imposition of sanctions on Iran, author Michael Fuchs argues that the Trump administration is escalating tensions and increasing chances of war.

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  • Michael Fuchs

Donald Trump is doing everything possible to provoke a conflict with Iran while making it look like Iran’s fault.

A year ago, Trump withdrew the US from the deal that has successfully stopped Iran from getting nuclear weapons – despite the IAEA and even the Trump administration confirming Iran was abiding by the agreement. The day Trump took the US out of the deal, he lit the fuse of a potential crisis.

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Authors

Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow