14 Days: US-IRAN TENSION

Trump announced on June 22 that the US would impose “major” additional sanctions on Iran in a bid to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons, and pressure its leadership to change course.

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June 27, 2019 09:02
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14 Days: US-IRAN TENSION

President Donald Trump announced on June 22 that the US would impose “major” additional sanctions on Iran.. (photo credit: REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA)

 
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US-IRAN TENSION President Donald Trump announced on June 22 that the US would impose “major” additional sanctions on Iran in a bid to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons, and pressure its leadership to change course. “We will call it, ‘Let’s make Iran great again,’” Trump said, echoing his 2016 campaign slogan. Trump denied media reports that at the last minute, he had called off a planned strike on Iran in retaliation for its shooting down of an American drone, tweeting that he had “just stopped it from going forward at this time.” Amid the heightened US-Iran tension, US National Security Advisor John Bolton flew to Israel to discuss the situation with Israeli leaders, saying Iran should not mistake “US prudence and discretion for weakness.”

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