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New audio reveals the dramatic moments leading up to Iran's capture of a British Tanker

July 23, 2019
Andrea Mitchell | NBC News
New audio is revealing the dramatic moments leading up to the capture of that British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, escalating tensions between Tehran and the West.
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British-operated oil tanker seized by Iranian forces

July 20, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
Tehran had pledged retaliation after Great Britain seized one of its ships last month. It’s the latest in the already-volatile Persian Gulf, where the U.S. downed an Iranian drone on Thursday.
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Iran Announces New Breach of Nuclear Deal Limits and Threatens Further Violations

July 8, 2019
David Sanger, David D. Kirkpatrick | The New York Times
Iran said on Sunday that within hours it would breach the limits on uranium enrichment set four years ago in an accord with the United States and other international powers that was designed to keep Tehran from producing a nuclear weapon.
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Iran Breaches Critical Limit on Nuclear Fuel Under 2015 Deal

July 1, 2019
David Sanger | The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Iran has exceeded a key limitation on how much nuclear fuel it can possess under the 2015 international pact curbing its nuclear program, effectively declaring that it would no longer respect an agreement that President Trump abandoned more than a year ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported on Monday.
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Trump Threatens ‘Obliteration’ of Iran, as Sanctions Dispute Escalates

June 26, 2019
David Sanger, David D. Kirkpatrick, Isabel Kershner | The New York Times
President Trump warned on Tuesday that any attack Iran might carry out “on anything American” would result in the “obliteration” of parts of Iran, responding angrily to comments by President Hassan Rouhani that the White House was “mentally handicapped.”

Washington Week full episode: Tensions with Iran, latest campaign 2020 updates

June 21, 2019
After President Trump called off a strike against Iran shortly before launch Thursday, the panelists discussed the tension surrounding the situation. The conversation also turned to the latest updates on the 2020 presidential race.
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Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

June 21, 2019
Michael Shear, Michael Crowley, Maggie Haberman, Eric Schmitt | The New York Times
President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions.
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White House responds to Iran shooting down US drone

June 20, 2019
Kristen Welker | NBC News
Iranian forces used a surface-to-air missile Thursday to shoot down a U.S. drone in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. How is the Trump administration responding? They’re considering “a range of options.”
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With a New Threat, Iran Tests the Resolve of the U.S. and Its Allies

June 18, 2019
David Sanger | The New York Times
After coming to office vowing to solve two very different nuclear crises, President Trump finds himself in a bind familiar to his predecessors: careening toward a confrontation with Iran and stalemated with North Korea. Iran’s announcement on Monday that it expects within 10 days to blow past the limits on how much nuclear fuel it can stockpile opens a new and perilous phase of its confrontation with the West.
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