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Escalating tensions with Iran, Trump adds new sanctions but keeps nuclear deal in place - for now

Escalating tensions with Iran, Trump adds new sanctions but keeps nuclear deal in place - for now

President Trump on Friday announced new restrictions on Iran, calling it "a terrorist nation like few others," but he stopped short of scrapping the landmark nuclear deal that was the Obama administration's signature foreign policy achievement.

Instead, the president urged Congress to consider reimposing sanctions if Iran crosses certain lines, such as firing ballistic missiles or financing terrorism. His decision, which followed what the administration said was a major review of the international deal, could put its future in jeopardy.

Trump said he would not certify that Iran was in compliance with the 2015 deal that blocked its nuclear program, though he had...

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