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What Are Iran's Options In The Standoff With The U.S.?

Iran shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. launched a cyberattack and put new sanctions on Iran. Here is a look at the deepening crisis from Iran's standpoint.

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.

Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that Iran will continue to stand firm against U.S. sanctions and threats "with full power." An Iranian that the country would shoot down more of America's surveillance

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