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A financial war can’t stop Iran – Here’s what can

In this June 9, 2018 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during their meeting in Qingdao, China. When President Donald Trump meets Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday, July 16, 2018, the Syrian conflict will be high on the agenda. Russia has publicly called for the withdrawal of Iranian troops from a post-war Syria but cannot guarantee Iranian compliance. Tehran has invested a lot of money and blood establishing itself in Syria, which it

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 14, 2018, on page 8.

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