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Trump announces new sanctions against Iran


This is in retaliation for shooting down a US drone, and 'other things'

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order authorizing new sanctions against the Iranian regime in response to Iran shooting down a U.S. drone on Thursday.

What's the background?

On Thursday morning, Iran shot down an American RQ-4A Global Hawk drone. Iran claimed that the drone had violated its airspace. The U.S. has insisted that it was over international waters and called this an "unprovoked attack."

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