Tracking the Escalating Conflict Between the U.S. and Iran

The U.S. and Iran have lived in a state of hostility for decades. But rarely have relations been as tense as in recent months. The U.S. is trying to deprive Iran of oil revenue, the lifeblood of its economy; Iran has responded by exceeding limits it agreed to on its nuclear program, and it’s been accused of attacking Saudi oil facilities and sabotaging oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. An attack on the U.S. embassy complex in Baghdad on the final day of 2019 stemmed from hostilities between U.S.