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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report ceremony at the State Department, in June. On Monday, Tillerson recertified Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Academic Adviser Of U.S. Student Jailed In Iran: 'Everything He Did Was Normal'

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Donald Trump Jr. hugs his father, Donald Trump, during a campaign rally in Ohio, weeks after Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer, as he sought dirt against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Men in military uniform stand at a window in the Iranian Parliament building following an attack on Wednesday in Tehran. More than a dozen people were killed and many more wounded during twin gun and suicide bomb attacks in Iran's capital. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian women cast their ballots for the presidential elections at a polling station at the Lorzadeh mosque in southern Tehran on Friday. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman in Tehran stands in front of a wall plastered with posters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose re-election bid will have its decisive moment Friday — unless, of course, the voting results in a runoff. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem holds a news conference in the capital, Damascus, on Monday. Louai Beshara /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian emergency personnel aid an injured coal miner after an explosion at the Zemestan-Yurt coal mine in northeastern Iran on Wednesday. Iran state media reported that at least 35 workers died in the incident, while others remain trapped underground. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Miners and rescue personnel carry an injured mine worker after a coal mine explosion near Azadshahr in northern Iran. Mostafa Hassanzadeh/Tasnim News Agency/AP hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, pictured in Moscow last week, says Iran has been abiding by a 2015 nuclear agreement. But he told Congress in a letter that the Trump administration was reviewing the lifting of U.S. sanctions against Iran to determine if that was in U.S. interests. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad raises his hand Wednesday as he registers to run in Iran's presidential election next month. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bahar fled to Iraq after facing harassment in Iran. "I was hoping so much that I could get my flight to America before the crackdown resumed," he says. "So far, there's no way forward for me, I'm stuck." Courtesy of Papal Ahmadzadeh hide caption

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An Emad ballistic missile is displayed by the Revolutionary Guard during a September 2016 military parade in front of the shrine of Iran's revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Iran's missile program is not part of a 2015 landmark nuclear deal between his country and world powers. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday that Iran's missile program is purely defensive. The U.S. announced new sanctions on individuals and companies it says support Iran's ballistic missile program. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with reporters on Thursday. He said he would support additional sanctions on Iran following a ballistic missile test over the weekend. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Missiles on display in northern Tehran in 2014. A reported missile test by Iran on Sunday has led some American officials to accuse the country of violating a U.N. resolution that accompanied the 2015 nuclear deal. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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