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Amid elevated tensions, Trump levies new sanctions on Iran

Clip: 06/24/2019 | 2m 55s Video has closed captioning.

After tensions with Iran nearly resulted in U.S. airstrikes last week, President Trump has fired a different type of weapon, levying new economic sanctions specifically targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader. At the same time, top U.S. officials pursued diplomatic measures while visiting the Middle East. But Iran said the U.S. is the aggressor. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 06/24/19

Rating: NR

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