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    Why is Iran Provoking Trump?

    Tehran’s mullahs need a face-saving process to return to the negotiating table with the “Great Satan” By Heshmat Alavi Once again, Washington is engulfed with the brouhaha of war. In response to military provocations by Iran’s regime, U.S. President Donald Trump recently ordered airstrikes, to only call them off “10 minutes” short of the final go. The slate of malign activities by Iran has been growing significantly recently. Tehran is now in clear violation of the 2015 nuclear deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – by surpassing the 300 kilogram limit imposed on its low enriched uranium stockpile; launching assaults targeting oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, according to the U.S. administration; using drones from Yemen to target civilian airports in southern Saudi Arabia and even from Iraq against the Kingdom’s oil facilities. To top the list, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) downed a…