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Iranian state media reported Sunday that it had seized a foreign ship. This is the third vessel Iran has seized in a matter of weeks. Tehran said it was carrying, what it called, smuggled fuel.

Here's more from NPR's Peter Kenyon.

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A special meeting of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors wrapped up Wednesday with no formal action on Iran's two recent violations of the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the JCPOA. The meeting let both the U.S.

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How are American sanctions affecting ordinary families in Iran? Well, Iranians taking a break in Istanbul, Turkey, spend some time talking with NPR's Peter Kenyon about how they're coping.

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Tensions continue to rise between the United States and Iran following last week's sharp escalation in which Tehran downed a U.S. drone and the U.S. conducted cyberattacks against an Iranian intelligence group.

On Monday, President Trump announced financial sanctions against Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and several other top officials.

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