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World America 25 Jun 2019 US imposes new sanct ...

US imposes new sanctions on Iran, its supreme leader

REUTERS
Published Jun 25, 2019, 2:49 am IST
Updated Jun 25, 2019, 2:49 am IST
Iranian spokesman calls it ‘just propaganda’, says no more sanctions left.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (L) meets King Salman at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Monday. (Photo: AP)
 US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (L) meets King Salman at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Monday. (Photo: AP)

Washington/Riyadh: US President Donald Trump targeted Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials with new US sanctions on Monday, looking for a fresh blow to Iran’s economy after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone.

With tensions running high between the two countries, Trump signed an executive order imposing the sanctions, which US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said would lock billions of dollars more in Iranian assets.

 

Trump said the new sanctions were in part a response to last week’s downing of a US drone, but would have happened anyway. He said the supreme leader was ultimately responsible for what Trump called “the hostile conduct of the regime.”
“Sanctions imposed through the executive order will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leader’s office, and those closely affiliated with him and the office, access to key financial resources and support,” Trump said.

The Trump administration wants to force Tehran to open talks on its nuclear and missile programmes and its activities in the region. Tensions between the United States and Iran have grown since May when Washington ordered all countries to halt imports of Iranian oil.

There was no immediate reaction in Iranian official media but at the weekend, state-run news agency IRIB quoted Foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying any new sanctions would be “just propaganda” and “there are no more sanctions left.”

Mnuchin said Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would be targeted with US sanctions later this week.

Sanctions were also imposed on eight senior commanders of navy, aerospace, and ground forces of the Islamic revolutionary guards corps (IRGC), the US treasury department said.

“These commanders sit atop a bureaucracy that supervises the IRGC’s malicious regional activities, and its destabilizing presence in Syria,” the department said in a statement.

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