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Any war between the US and Iran would be a catastrophe. And no one could win it

(CNN)US President Donald Trump's recent decisions to avoid military action against Iran in the face of tactical humiliation and strategic threats have been smart, subtle and ethically unimpeachable.They're also a gamble.According to intelligence sources in the Middle East and the West, recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities were launched from Iranian soil. Iran has been blamed by the US, UK, France and Germany among others for being behind the cruise missile attacks; claims that the Houthi rebels in Yemen were responsible were dismissed as implausible.But the outright allegation that the Iranians actually attacked Saudi Arabia from Iran -- an act of war -- has yet to be made in public, even though, according to the sources, intelligence of ...