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In Tehran, specter of war met with defiance over fear

Tehran, Iran (CNN)People in Tehran speak in hushed tones about what the coming days may bring. As geopolitical tensions crank up, talk of imminent conflict with the United States is widespread on the streets of Iran's capital.The US has dispatched new weapons and troops to the region after Iran suspended parts of the nuclear deal that briefly brought an end to its economic and diplomatic isolation.Many Iranians -- desperate for relief from financial dire straits partly caused by US sanctions -- are reacting with defiance rather than antagonism as the countries hurtle towards confrontation.Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei tried to assure the country earlier this week that the US "does not want war," but not everyone is persuaded.Many peopl ...
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