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A satellite image from Thursday shows smoke billowing from a launch pad at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran. Planet Labs Inc. via Middlebury Institute of International Studies hide caption

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Cancer patients receive chemotherapy treatment at Roshana Cancer Center, a private clinic in western Tehran. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

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Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around

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A Royal Marine patrol vessel is seen beside Iran's Grace 1 tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar on July 4. The tanker was impounded, and the U.S. Justice Department applied to seize it, according to the Gibraltar government. Marcos Moreno/AP hide caption

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Iran Detains Another Tanker As Tensions Remain High

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A photo from Iran's semiofficial Tasnim news agency shows the U.K.-flagged Stena Impero, which was seized on July 19. Iran said Sunday that it had seized yet another vessel, an Iraqi oil tanker. Contributor/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a meeting in Oman last week. The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Zarif amid escalating tensions with Tehran. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. can prove that the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer destroyed one of Iran's drones, a senior Trump administration official says. Lance Cpl. Israel Chincio/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit hide caption

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USS Boxer Used Electronic Jamming To Take Down Iranian Drone, Pentagon Sources Say

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives to speak at the United Nations on Wednesday. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Engagement Is Losing Credibility': Iranian Foreign Minister

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Iran says its military seized a foreign oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. In this 2018 photo, a boat from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' naval force is seen in the Persian Gulf, near the strait. Jon Gambrell/AP hide caption

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From left: Iran's Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi, government spokesman Ali Rabiei and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi give a joint press conference at the presidential headquarters in the capital Tehran on Sunday. Iran is enriching uranium beyond a 3.67% cap set by the nuclear deal. Hamed Malekpour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What's The Deal With The Iran Deal Now?

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The Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Salalah, Oman. The country has emerged as a quiet facilitator of dialogue, including between Iran and the U.S. Sam McNeil/AP hide caption

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How Oman Has Become A Key Diplomatic Player In The Middle East

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An Iranian security official in protective clothing walks through a uranium conversion facility in 2005. Iran says it is now enriching uranium above the limit set in the 2015 nuclear deal. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Iran's Uranium Enrichment Breaks Nuclear Deal Limit. Here's What That Means

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