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President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

CIA predicted the Iran crisis that spiraled out of Trump pulling the US from the 2015 nuclear deal

A year before Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal, the CIA circulated a classified document offering a "simple" and prescient conclusion.
U.S. President Trump speaks to the news media in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

Democrats are suggesting people flip the script in response to Trump’s racially-charged tweets — unfollow and ignore

After the latest tweet storm from Trump, some Democrats are suggesting unfollowing the president or ignoring his 'bait and switch' tactics on Twitter.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Tuesday. He said Trump's White House was "afflicted with mental retardation."

Iran has threatened to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels within a week after violating the 2015 nuclear deal

Iran says it will enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels. Experts say a week isn't enough time, but also that Trump's strategy is creating a crisis.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

How the Trump administration got into a showdown with Iran that could lead to war

The Trump administration has rejected suggestions it's moving toward war after deploying military assets in response to unspecified threats.

Trump’s Iran strategy is failing to reduce tensions as a top general warns the threat to US troops is still ‘imminent’

The Trump administration announced new sanctions against Iran on Friday, a day after a top US general warned the threat it poses is still "very real."
President Donald Trump is facing mounting pressure to react more forcefully to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump is reportedly giving Saudi Arabia access to secretive US technology that the Kingdom could use to build smart bombs

The move allows Saudi Arabia to work with a US firm to develop control systems, circuit cards, and guidance electronics used to make smart bombs.
U.S. President Trump listens during a news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Abe at Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo

Trump is stoking a crisis with Iran, and now Iran is calling his bluff

Some experts say Trump is ramping up tensions with Iran to squeeze them into capitulation, a high-risk strategy that shows few signs of working.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump boards Marine One to depart for Japan

Trump is going around Congress to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, and a top senator warns it’s an ‘incredibly dangerous precedent’

Trump's move "allows every president to ... sell weapons to the Middle East without a check from Congress," Sen. Chris Murphy said.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Sen. Chris Murphy says Trump is blindly risking conflict with Iran and could spark a war even if he doesn’t want one

"All it takes is for one Shia militia to knock up against US forces outside Baghdad and we might be spiraling into conflict," Murphy said.
Democratic lawmakers are concerned President Donald Trump is "inching" the US toward war with Iran.

Democrats are raising alarms about Trump ‘inching’ toward war with Iran, but experts are torn over what happens next

Some experts say fears Trump wants a war with Iran are overblown, but others worry he doesn't understand the risks of the situation escalating.