By INU Staff
INU - Tensions appear to be escalating between Iran and several of its traditional adversaries, including those with which relations had supposedly improved in recent years. In the case of nations like Turkey, the Islamic Republic has pursued practical economic dealings in spite of the implicit tensions created, for instance, by their backing of opposing factions in the Syrian Civil War. Naturally, the Iranians have also sought increased economic contacts with Europe in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The agreement has also opened up some prospects with US companies, but Tehran’s longstanding anti-Western rhetoric has not moderated during this time.