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A political analyst talked about U.S.-Iran confrontation with ILNA news agency and confirmed that this tension increase began with the decision of U.S. president to withdraw from the agreement, and with the other decisions of the President on the anniversary of the withdrawal of the agreement.

Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution Suzanne Maloney further spoke about the possibility of a military conflict between Iran and the United States and said "I think that these decisions are just a measure to demonstrate power and foreign policy, and in reality, Trump does not seek military action." 

She went on to say about the impact of sanctions on dissatisfaction among the Iranian people and, consequently, the change in sovereignty in Iran. "Perhaps it was true in every other country, any country other than Iran could have witnessed this, but let's be realistic. That approach does not answer.”

“Iranians have been angry with America for years, even in their books and in their tutorials, so Tramp will fail on this issue,” Maloney added. “Iran was very clever, but the United States should be cautious, should not push Iran to nuclear weapons with its own decisions and see another North Korea.”

She added: "I think that what we see now is not that popular protests have been formed in Iran. The current lawsuit is a dispute between political officials in Iran and the United States. On the other hand, US sanctions have not been able to dissatisfy the people due to economic problems, and the people of Iran are living through these problems and finding a way to cope.

“The culture of resistance in Iran is commonplace, and this has disturbed American leaders.” Middle East analyst said at the end.

Suzanne Maloney is deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow in the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy and Energy Security and Climate Initiative, where her research focuses on Iran and Persian Gulf energy. Maloney previously served as an external advisor to senior State Department officials on long-term issues related to Iran.

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