Who’s at Fault for Iran-U.S. Tensions? It Depends Where You Start the Story.

Earlier this year, the United States and Iran escalated tensions to the point that the world feared the outbreak of a serious war, and now Congress is acting to limit the President’s power to do so again. Last week, the Senate passed a War Powers Resolution in order to prevent Trump from launching a new, unauthorized war against the Islamic Republic.

Why has tension with Iran been such a feature of American foreign policy? As you might imagine, the parties involved tell themselves different stories to…

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