Verbal skirmish between Iran and the U.S. increases tension in the region

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An increase in ominous rhetoric between the United States and Iran has sparked calls across the globe for the two nations to exercise restraint.

This escalation follows the sabotaging of four oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the discussion by the U.S. to deploy 120,000 troops to the Middle East in response to threats from Iran.

The stubbornness and competing ego’s of the nations two leaders casts a cloud of worry over any prospect of a peaceful negotiation in the near future.

 

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