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August 28, 2018

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Iran will overcome newly reimposed U.S. measures against Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani told a parliamentary session on Tuesday, vowing that his government would defeat any Western plot against the Islamic Republic. – Reuters

Iranian lawmakers, unconvinced by President Hassan Rouhani’s defense of his handling of the tottering economy, will file a complaint to the judiciary, state-run Press TV reported, in the strongest sign of discontent yet with his leadership. – Bloomberg

Threat intelligence firms expect that the United States could face a new round of cyberattacks ― this time from Iran ― if White House sanctions pressure the Persian country this fall. – Fifth Domain

Andrew Leford and Banafsheh Keynoush write: Despite the frequent harsh exchange of rhetoric between the countries, Saudi Arabia and Iran have continued to deflect direct military confrontation, demonstrating that strategic interests continue to be prioritized over ideological clashes, though both participants noted that antagonistic rhetoric played a role in preventing the amelioration of tensions. – Washington Institute