Iran does not want a large-scale conflict. That said, a limited war that could create an international crisis and raise tensions in the region – driving oil prices very high – could be the only solution as long as Trump is in office.
Iranians know how important low oil prices are to the US and its allies. Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the supreme leader’s military adviser, has said: “The first bullet fired in the Persian Gulf will push oil prices above $100. This would be unbearable to America, Europe and the US allies like Japan and South Korea.”