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'Diplomatic war' may escalate conflicts

By Tain Wenlin (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

08:16, December 06, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The recent storming of the British embassy in Tehran by a group of Iranians has chilled Iran-U.K. relations to their lowest point in 20 years. British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed that "very tough action" would be taken against Iran.

U.S. President Barack Obama, who is deeply concerned about that situation, also said: "We expect to see some sort of definitive action some time very quickly."

The United States is keeping a close eye on Iran because it is afraid that Iran's possible rise in the Middle East through a nuclear program may break the current balance of power in the region, posing a major threat to U.S. interests.

The United States has long been preventing the emergence of a regional power in the Middle East and is thus unable to tolerate oil-rich Iran's nuclear program. The conflicts between the United States and Iran are irreconcilable because the United States and Israel will not allow Iran to "rise peacefully" through its nuclear program. The rivalry between the two sides over Iran's nuclear issue is bound to go on an upward spiral.

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Rash at 2011-12-2388.175.56.*
China is a great country and civilisation. From their generational wisdom, China needs to find a way to promote Asian and world stability and prosperity by starting to partner with its neigbours including India!
PD User at 2011-12-19217.171.129.*
Feel sorry for Iranians... :(
dinesh bhusal at 2011-12-1490.195.102.*
US is always hungry for wars to make rich people more richer....It may not happen always though.
wende at 2011-12-0671.251.41.*
US does not want to see any leader in any sphere because it sees itself arrogantly as the leader of the world that cannot be replaced at all costs. US has never stopped looking for the next wars.
janardan acharya at 2011-12-0649.244.194.*
Your observation on Iran,s issue is appreciable. Similarly you have pointed some issue regarding the US interest.Because US don,t wants to see another leadershipin that region.

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