Trump slaps sanctions on Iran’s Khamenei
US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order that would impose fresh sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
Trump said that the sanctions were in part a response to last week’s downing of a US drone by Iran, but would have happened anyway.
He said “never can Iran have a nuclear weapon,” adding that his country don’t ask for conflict.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Zarif would be added to an economic sanctions list “later this week,” adding that eight top military commanders from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have now also been blacklisted.