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IRAN WILL PLAY THE LONG GAME WITH TRUMP.

Some things always seem to have a whiff of inevitability about them. The sun rises in the east, Ricky Gervais presents the Golden Globes and Donald Trump tells lots of lies.

However, there is another certainty about Trump that has now inevitably lurched to life –that he would use an overseas crisis to both deflect from his own miserable shortcomings and to rev up his “base” in an election year. And now we have just that with the Trump ordered killing of top Iranian general and strategist, Qasem Soleimani.