Trump: New US sanctions to target Iran Supreme Leader

Trump: New US sanctions to target Iran Supreme Leader
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Trump announced on 24 June that the newest sanctions against Iran will specifically target the country's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, APA reports citing BBC.

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 and others access to financial instruments.

"We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran," Trump said. "Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon."

Trump had told reporters Saturday that the punitive measures were coming. "Some of them are already in place," Trump said on the South Lawn before departing to Camp David on Saturday. "We're putting additional sanctions on, they're going on slowly and, in some cases, pretty rapidly, but additional sanctions are being put on Iran."

Faiq Mahmudov

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