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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a "substantial" tightening of sanctions against Iran following Saturday's attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that Washington blamed on Tehran.
"I have just ordered Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin to tighten sanctions against the Iranian state," the president wrote on Twitter, without giving further details.
The sanctions, which have yet to be released, add to the unprecedented punitive measures Washington has imposed on Tehran since the Trump administration pulled out of the May 2018 deal over Iran's nuclear program, which Trump sees as insufficient to prevent the Islamic Republic from possessing a bomb. Nuclear and destabilizing the Middle East.
Trump saw Tehran as the prime suspect in the Aramco attacks, saying since Sunday that the United States was "ready to respond" and citing "many" options in that regard.