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Trump is risking conflict with Iran and hammering it with sanctions as the country is devastated by coronavirus

Not even a pandemic can stop the ongoing hostilities between the US and Iran, and the risk of conflict is still very real.
Iranians tear up a US flag at a protest after the US killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, in Tehran, January 3, 2020.

The US and Iran could bring down tensions if they’re willing to talk about one issue

While the US and Iran have spent 2020 shooting at each other, one issue could bring them closer, writes Defense Priorities fellow Daniel DePetris.
Mohammad Mosaed.

Iran arrested a journalist who criticised its response to the coronavirus outbreak, and forced him to delete his Twitter and Telegram

Iran has silenced citizens critical of the government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It has been accused of lying about the death toll.

Israel’s prime minister reportedly shared a fake video from the Hallmark series ‘Pandemic’ and claimed it as evidence that Iran was ...

The clip, from the Hallmark channel miniseries "Pandemic," showed a truck dumping bodies into a garbage pile.
Iranian women wear face masks to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus at the Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran, on February 20, 2020.

As coronavirus spreads, the world is turning on Trump over his favorite foreign-policy weapon

Trump is not the first US president to wield sanctions, but his use of them during the coronavirus pandemic could worsen the health crisis.
Residents socialize from their balconies during the coronavirus outbreak in Seville, Spain.

People around the world are playing bingo with neighbors from their balconies

As more places go into lockdown because of the coronavirus, neighborhoods are turning to balcony bingo to stay connected.

Doctors and nurses in Iran are filming themselves dancing to boost morale during coronavirus crisis

Dancing in public can be punishable by law in Iran. But in the era of coronavirus, doctors and nurses are doing what they can to boost morale.

This is the worst day ever for coronavirus around the world — but wait until tomorrow

Spain, Italy, Malaysia, and the US all recorded record leaps in coronavirus cases on Wednesday, and the graph looks to be getting steeper.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani seen unveiling a commemorative coronavirus stamp on Tuesday.

Iran unveiled a commemorative postage stamp to honor coronavirus medical workers as it still faces accusations of fabricating the death toll

Medical professionals and politicians have accused the Iranian regime of covering up the true death toll and responding slowly to the crisis.