Iran: a superpower only as long as oil fields last - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Joe
    • 21.02.10 | 06:07 (IST)

    The Iranian fanatic leadership is wasting its only valuable but depleting resource on an arms race that will leave the country without a prepared transition to much harder economic conditions that are already aflicting the average Iranian. Iran is suffering from lasting dry weather conditions which makes large imports of grains a reccurent need. Even now,while it exports its oil,with inflation at official rate of 25% & rationing of gasoline, the population is not likeky to feel belonging to a superpower whose only international influence is through oil & military threats both of which are of limited duration. In spite of its efforts to win the favor of Sunni Arabs it will remain an isolated country with few true friends.

    from the article: Iran is regional superpower even without nukes
    First published 02:07 21.02.10 | Last updated 09:51 21.02.10
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