“It appears as if Iran has begun its own maximum pressure campaign on the world after facing one from President Donald Trump’s administration that deeply cut into its sale of crude oil abroad and sent its economy into freefall. Europe has so far been unable to offer Iran a way around the U.S. sanctions.” AP: Iran speeds up uranium enrichment as Mideast tensions mount.

+ WaPo: Standoff with Iran exposes Trump’s credibility issue as some allies seek more proof of tanker attack.