Trump announces sanctions targeting Iranian supreme leader in response to shooting down of drone

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RT -US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order imposing new “strong sanctions” against Iran in response to Tehran’s downing of an American drone last week.

Trump said the latest sanctions would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that Khamenei and his associates would be denied access to financial resources by the new sanctions.

The sanctions, Trump said, represent “a strong and proportionate response to Iran’s increasingly provocative actions.” The US will “continue to increase” pressure on Tehran, he added, saying that the fresh sanctions would have been imposed regardless of the incident with the downed drone.

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