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Iran could take advantage of Trump’s wishy-washy response to the Saudi oil field attacks

Whether he's offering peace or leveling threats, Trump's inconsistency on Iran gives US allies and Tehran myriad reasons to doubt his words.

Trump’s hardline campaign against Iran is failing to check its nuclear ambitions and risking a ‘catastrophic’ war

Trump's maximum pressure strategy aims to cripple Iran's economy and squeeze it into a new nuclear deal, but it's showing no signs of working.
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.

Iran says it’s breaking from the 2015 deal in a move that allows it to develop nuclear weapons much faster

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday announced Iran will begin developing more advanced centrifuges.
US President Donald Trump gestures during a joint-press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz, south-west France on August 26, 2019, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.

Trump said he’s open to talks with Iran’s president. Even if it happens, it’ll probably be another photo-op

President Trump wants a win on the global stage as he seeks re-election, but Iran is unlikely to hand him one, experts told Insider.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif answers journalists' questions after an informal breakfast in Madrid, April 14, 2015.

Trump is sanctioning Iran’s top diplomat and it will likely make it harder to avoid military conflict

Zarif spearheaded the negotiations with the Obama administration on the 2015 nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump withdrew the US from in 2018.
U.S. President Trump participates in Apollo 11 50th anniversary event at the White House in Washington

The UK reportedly told Trump not to threaten Iran while it negotiates for the release of tanker hostages

The UK government has asked President Donald Trump to play it cool and avoid escalating a tense standoff with Iran.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) walks from a Republican Senate caucus meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2018.

Trump is locked in a dangerous stand-off with Iran, and reportedly turned to an anti-war Republican senator to break the deadlock

President Trump has reportedly agreed to allow GOP Sen. Rand Paul to speak to Iran's top diplomat on his behalf, worrying administration officials.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

Russia is joining forces with Europe to rescue the Iran nuclear deal that Trump abandoned

Iran has been expressing frustration with the other parties who signed the 2015 deal at not helping Iran after the US-imposed sanctions.

Iran’s president said they would hold talks with the US if it returns to the 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wants the US to return to the 2015 nuclear deal that was negotiated by Barack Obama's administration.