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Fifteen years after invading Iraq over weapons of mass destruction and ties to Al-Qaeda that both proved non-existent, the United States is again steering toward a possible confrontation with a Middle East power for suspected development of nuclear weapons and support for terrorism. U.S. President Donald Trump's Iran policy sounds hauntingly familiar to some current and former American officials who witnessed the buildup to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, where sectarian and ethnic fractures and some 5,000 U.S. troops still remain.Trump Tuesday withdrew the United States from a six-nation agreement with Tehran that limits Iran's nuclear work in return for relief from economic sanctions.Despite the different tools, two U.S. officials familiar with Iran policy said they believed Trump's ultimate goal in Iran was similar to the Bush administration's in Iraq: replacing an anti-American government with a friendly one.Retired General Michael Hayden, a former director of both the CIA and the National Security Agency, called it "remarkable" that Trump made no mention of U.S. intelligence assessments in his speech announcing withdrawal from the Iran deal.
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