Our 3rd story OutFront – rising tension with Iran.
Iranian officials surprised the world today as they announced they're discussing a plan to suspend production of weapons-grade uranium in exchange for the United States dropping some of the sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy in recent months. Their plummeting currency triggered rare protests in the streets of Tehran this week.
The catch? The White House isn't buying it. U.S. officials say that Iran's proposal doesn't contain enough oversight and accountability, and in the long run wouldn't guarantee that they wouldn't or couldn't develop a nuclear weapon.
Not only is the administration not accepting the deal, they're stepping up pressure in the form of ongoing military games in the Persian Gulf. CNN's Chris Lawrence is at the scene.