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President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Push

February 19, 2021
President Joe Biden said America is back during a speech at a virtual Munich Security Conference. The panel discussed Biden’s plans to restart nuclear negotiations with Iran, and re-committing the country to NATO. Stay tuned for the panel’s discussion about the stories to watch next week. CBS Senior White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang guest moderates.
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Trump Sought Options for Attacking Iran to Stop Its Growing Nuclear Program

November 17, 2020
Maggie Haberman, David Sanger, Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt, Lara Jakes | The New York Times
President Trump asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks. The meeting occurred a day after international inspectors reported a significant increase in the country’s stockpile of nuclear material, four current and former U.S. officials said on Monday.
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Iran and Russia Seek to Influence Election in Final Days, U.S. Officials Warn

October 22, 2020
David Sanger, Julian Barnes | The New York Times
Iran and Russia have both obtained American voter registration data, top national security officials announced late on Wednesday, providing the first concrete evidence that the two countries are stepping in to try to influence the presidential election as it enters its final two weeks.
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Long-Planned and Bigger Than Thought: Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Program

July 11, 2020
David Sanger, Eric Schmitt, Ronen Bergman | The New York Times
As Iran’s center for advanced nuclear centrifuges lies in charred ruins after an explosion, apparently engineered by Israel, the long-simmering conflict between the United States and Tehran appears to be escalating into a potentially dangerous phase likely to play out during the American presidential election campaign.
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Family concludes former FBI agent Robert Levinson died in Iran

March 26, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The family of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared 13 years ago on an island off Iran, said Wednesday that he died while being held in Iran as the longest-held hostage in American history.
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Senate passes bipartisan bill limiting Trump's military authority

February 14, 2020
Manu Raju | CNN
The Senate has passed the Iran War Powers resolution, a rare measure that has bipartisan support despite the fact that it is opposed by President Donald Trump and aimed at reining in his ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval.
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With some GOP support, Senate primed to pass measure restricting Trump on Iran

February 13, 2020
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
The Senate is expected to pass a measure Thursday limiting President Trump’s ability to act militarily against Iran, in lawmakers’ latest bipartisan attempt to compel the White House to involve them in foreign policy decisions.
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Veterans Differ With Trump Over Injuries From Iran Missile Attack

January 23, 2020
Nancy Youssef, Michael M. Phillips | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump said the head injuries suffered by American service members in an Iranian missile strike weren’t “very serious,” prompting angry replies from some veterans advocates.
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‘Four embassies’: The anatomy of Trump’s unfounded claim about Iran

January 14, 2020
Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, John Hudson, Shane Harris | The Washington Post
“I can reveal I believe it probably would’ve been four embassies,” he said in an interview Friday with Fox News Channel. Based on what is known so far, Trump’s statement was at best an unfounded theory and at worst a falsehood. At each turn in the commander in chief’s rapidly evolving narrative of why he authorized the Jan. 3 drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the machinery of government scrambled to adapt and respond.
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