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A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisis


WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the U.S.-Iran standoff say they don't want war. But unless one or the other changes course - the United States from its harsh economic sanctions or Iran from its risky pushback - the confrontation appears headed for a collision that could trigger yet another Middle East conflict.

After last week's Iranian shootdown of a U.S. Navy surveillance drone near the Strait of Hormuz and President Donald Trump's last-minute pullback from military retaliation, the American focus has shifted to diplomacy and an effort to build international support for Trump's approach...

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