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A file photo from Jan. 15, 2011, shows Iran's heavy water nuclear facility near Arak. Iran plans to walk back modifications to a nuclear reactor at the site. Hamid Foroutan/AP hide caption

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Iran Is About To Exceed Uranium Limits. Is The Nuclear Deal Dying?

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Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks with a group of Revolutionary Guards and their families in Tehran on April 9. Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have escalated recently following Iran's shootdown of a U.S. drone and U.S. cyberattacks against an Iranian intelligence group. On Monday, President Trump announced financial sanctions against Khamenei and other top officials. Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP hide caption

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U.S. national security adviser John Bolton speaks to the media in Jerusalem on Sunday. He says the U.S. military is "ready to go." Tsafrir Abayov/AP hide caption

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President Trump reconsidered a plan to strike at Iran over its downing of an RQ-4 Global Hawk, like this drone seen at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. U.S. Central Command/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Trump Says He Called Off Strike On Iran Because He Didn't See It As 'Proportionate'

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The U.S. Navy says a limpet mine put a hole in this Panama-flagged, Japanese-owned tanker anchored off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The limpet mines used to attack the tanker near the Strait of Hormuz resemble mines displayed by Iran, a Navy explosives expert said Wednesday. Iran denies being involved. Fay Abuelgasim/AP hide caption

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After Iran shot down a U.S. drone, President Trump speculated that "it could have been someone loose and stupid" behind the surface-to-air missile strike. The president spoke about the issue on Thursday as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (center) and White House national security adviser John Bolton looked on in the Oval Office. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters hide caption

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Nizar Zakka (center), a Lebanese national and U.S. resident arrested in Iran in 2015 and sentenced to 10 years in jail on espionage charges, gives a press conference in Beirut after he was freed in early June. Anwar Amro /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Thursday that "these unprovoked attacks present a clear threat to international peace and security." Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Iranian soldiers carry part of a target drone used in air-defense exercises. Iran is also turning some target drones into low-tech weapons for its proxies. Iranian Army via AP hide caption

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In Yemen Conflict, Some See A New Age Of Drone Warfare

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As Asia Transforms, Abe Looks To Clarify U.S.-Japan Alliance In Trump Meetings

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