In May of 2018, President Trump announced that the US would be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. This move greatly angered the Iranian regime. Despite the efforts of the US many of the European countries continued to maintain the agreement.
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Between the Months of August and November in 2018, the US imposed economic sanctions on Iran. These sanctions targeted the Iranian oil industry, the banking industry, and the shipping Industry. These sanctions were crippling and were sure to bring devastation to the region.