“It will not allow the two northern Gulf states to recover, knowing that they would immediately seek to build up new production facilities to rival Saudi Arabia’s. Both Iraq and Iran (although Iran to a lesser degree) have the reserves to challenge the Saudis’ leadership role in OPEC; what they lack are production facilities. That retarding the accumulation process for these two is the true aim of Dual Containment, Washington will not admit. An alternative would be to confess to the public that it is acting for purely economic motives—Iraq and Iran must be held down if the oil price is to remain low. But this would invite Americans to reconsider the problem of oil, and, whenever this occurs, the results are problematic.” (Pelletière, 2001, p.223)
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