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Is The White House 'Baiting' Iran? Former Defense Secretary Hagel Says He's Concerned

Nuclear tensions between Iran and the U.S. continued to tighten this week, one year after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal.
Troops march during the army parade commemorating National Army Day in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Iran is grappling with U.S. sanctions and the Trump administration's recent terrorism designation of Iran's powerful paramilitary force. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Former Obama administration Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he’s concerned the Trump administration is “baiting Iran in a very dangerous way.”

Hagel’s reaction comes as nuclear tensions between Iran and the U.S. continued to tighten this week, one year after President Trump from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly

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