This past week, British forces detained an Iranian supertanker, Iran exceeded its uranium enrichment cap of 3.67 per cent, the IAEA held a special meeting on Iran’s nuclear activity and President Trump signalled his intention to impose more sanctions on Iran.
In these weekly Briefing Notes, Crisis Group summarises and provides context for major events as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran. All are featured on International Crisis Group’s regularly updated Iran-U.S. Trigger List, a resource infographic tracking developments on key flashpoints between Iran, the U.S. and their respective allies in the Middle East.
The Iran-U.S. Trigger List is a unique interactive map and early warning tool that monitors and analyses the many flashpoints between the two countries, and shows how they are linked to the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal.