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Trump's no-win situation over Iran

He would find it almost impossible to mobilise a coalition against Teheran; also, a military confrontation could explode into a wider Middle Eastern war that would threaten oil supplies

It is unlikely that Mr Trump would succeed in winning support for a military intervention in the Middle East in support of what is seen as a repressive Saudi regime.

EARLIER this week Donald Trump branded himself as the War President. Conducting American foreign policy as usual through his stream of tweets, he seemed to be accusing the Islamic Republic of Iran of being behind Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil processing centre that handles half...

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