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(Worthy News) - U.S.-Iran tensions escalated Monday as Tehran announced a doubling of its uranium enrichment activities in a calculated breach of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and the Trump administration leveled a slate of fresh sanctions targeting an inner circle of officials around Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The developments, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the hostile 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Iran and the 444-day hostage crisis that followed, are likely to trigger further escalation as the Trump administration ramps up its “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran.
The pressure campaign has been central to President Trump’s strategy since pulling out of the Obama-era nuclear deal last year. Administration officials say the goal now is to push Iranian leaders into new negotiations addressing not only their nuclear activities but also ballistic missile programs and backing of militant proxies around the Middle East. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]
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