Trump targets "Khamenei" Monday , 24 June - 2019
Follow - up
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order imposing "tough" sanctions on Iran that would target Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
"The sanctions, which he described as" strongly influencing ", will target Ali Khamenei and his office without revealing the type and nature of these sanctions," Trump told reporters.
Trump added that "the sanctions would be imposed regardless of the incident of the plane flying, and will prevent Iran's access to financial instruments."
He noted that "the United States" will continue to increase pressure on Tehran, "following the saying:" We have shown a great deal of restraint, but this does not mean that we will continue in the future. "
The US president stressed that "his country does not want to conflict with Iran or any other country," stressing at the same time that "Tehran can not get a nuclear weapon."
"He will be ready to hold talks with Iranian leaders, but Tehran has rejected such a offer unless Washington drops sanctions," he said.
Washington has repeatedly imposed sanctions on Tehran since last year when the United States pulled out of a nuclear deal with Iran in 2015 aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions.
The administration of US President Donald Trump, said that the agreement concluded under his predecessor Barack Obama does not do enough.