The US and Iran are inching toward another showdown, this time much closer to the US

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Iranian tankers carrying gasoline are a few days from Venezuela, which is struggling with crippling gasoline shortages. The US has sanctioned both countries, and the tankers’ looming arrival could set up another confrontation with Iran just a few months after exchanging fire in Iraq. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A few months after coming to blows in Iraq, the US and Iran face a possible confrontation in the Western Hemisphere, where several tankers carrying gasoline are heading from Iran to Venezuela.

As of Tuesday, four of the tankers had exited the Mediterranean, with the fifth

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