On streets of Tehran, relief for now at no wider conflict

MEHDI FATTAHI and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian newspapers proclaimed the country's attack on U.S. forces in Iraq to be "a dark night for Americans," and Washington's "first admission of failure in history." On the bustling streets of Tehran, however, there was relief Thursday that neither side appeared primed for war. "War is not something like the 'Call of Duty' game," said Dara Shojaei, a 23-year-old architecture student. "It's not a game you can play to win. There's no winner." But with the relief came some mixed feelings about how far Iran should go to avenge the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleiman, the country's most powerful commander who was slain by a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad last week. His death brought an outpouring of grief
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