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Trump announces new sanctions against Iran


President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran Monday in part to retaliate after the downing of a US drone last week, with the punitive measures set to target Iran's Supreme Leader, military officials and its top diplomat, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump said he signed an executive order imposing "hard hitting" sanctions on Iran that will deny Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, his office "and many others" access to financial instruments.

"Today's actions follow a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks, including shooting down of US drones," Trump said, flanked by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Vice President Mike Pence.

"The supreme leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible of the hostile conduct of the regime. He's respected within his country.

His office oversees the regime's most brutal instruments including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps."

 

 

 

(Sources: CNN)


 

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