U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order to impose fresh sanctions on Iran just days after the country shot down a United States drone.
“We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office on June 24. “Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.”
“We do not ask for conflict,” he said, adding that depending on Iran’s response the sanctions could end tomorrow — or it “can also be years from now.”
Trump said the sanctions will target Iran’s leaders but did not give further details. He said the United States was going to impose new sanctions regardless of the done incident.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said on June 20 that it had shot down a U.S. “spy” drone that had turned off its tracking equipment as it flew over the southern province of Hormozgan. Iran said the drone crossed a red line.
Trump said on June 21 that he came within minutes of executing military strikes against Iran in retaliation for the downing of the drone.
Trump’s administration has repeatedly imposed sanctions on Tehran since last year, when Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to curb the country’s nuclear program in exchange for easing of sanctions.
Source » radiofarda