Iran energy

Iran flexes its muscle in energy disputes with Gulf neighbours

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Issue 1173 - 13 Jul 2023 | 8 minute read

Iran has been flexing its muscles in oil and gas disputes with its Arab neighbours, in what could be an attempt to ensure the recent trend towards rapprochement with regional and international powers happens on its terms. But factional disputes within the Iranian elite may also be playing a role, as rivals in Tehran try to ensure their vested interests aren’t damaged.

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