However this plays out, Iran's leader can claim a win
The Independent / Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

The Iranian president thinks he is in a win-win situation. If the US and its allies tighten sanctions and refrain from reining in Israeli calls for military action, he and his supporters can divert attention away from their flawed economic policies and blame the "West". They would also find any further escalation conducive to quelling domestic dissent in the name of "national security".

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