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Experts Believe Iran Conflict Is Less Likely

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An electoral campaign poster adorns a wall as Iranian women walk in central Tehran on April 27, 2012 ahead of the second round of Iran's parliamentary elections for the remaining 65 seats in its 290-member chamber on May 4.  (ATTA KENARE/AFP/GettyImages)
An electoral campaign poster adorns a wall as Iranian women walk in central Tehran on April 27, 2012 ahead of the second round of Iran's parliamentary elections for the remaining 65 seats in its 290-member chamber on May 4. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/GettyImages)

WASHINGTON -- After a winter of alarm over the possibility that a military conflict over the Iranian nuclear program might be imminent, American officials and outside analysts now believe that the chances of war in the near future have significantly decreased.

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