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Trump signs off sanctions targeting Iran’s supreme leader

Trump signs off sanctions targeting Iran’s supreme leader

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US President Donald Trump has signed off "hard-hitting" sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.The moves comes amid escalating tensions between the two countries after Tehran shot down an American drone last week. Speaking in the Oval Office at the White House, Mr Trump said he was signing an executive order to impose fresh financial sanctions due to Iran's "increasingly provocative actions". Image: Donald Trump signs an executive order imposing fresh sanctions on Iran The president said Iran's supreme leader was responsible for "the hostile conduct of the regime" and the sanctions will deny him and his office "access to key financial resources and support"."Never can Iran ...
US claims video shows Iran’s involvement in oil tanker attacks

US claims video shows Iran’s involvement in oil tanker attacks

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The US says a new video shows Iran trying to hide its involvement in an attack on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz.The video, released by the US military, apparently shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the tankers which was targeted on Thursday. Limpet mines are magnetic and attach to the hulls of a ship, disabling but not sinking them. Image: A picture from US Central Command shows a possible mine and damage to the Kokuka Courageous US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of attacking the tankers, and has instructed the US ambassador to the UN to raise the issue before the security council.Her said on Twitter that the attacks were a "threat to international peace and sec...
Iran’s ambassador in Britain accuses U.S. of provoking war

Iran’s ambassador in Britain accuses U.S. of provoking war

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May 14 (UPI) -- Iran's ambassador to Britain accused the United States of dragging Iran "into an unnecessary war" Tuesday, though both U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei both said they're not seeking violence. Tensions between the two countries have been ratcheting up in recent weeks after the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran and moved an aircraft carrier strike team, B-52 bombers and a Marine expeditionary unit to the Middle East. Speaking to Sky News on Tuesday, Iranian Ambassador to Britain Hamid Baeidinejad said the U.S. deployments to the Persian Gulf were a "serious miscalculation." "While we have renounced any escalation in the region, I would assure you that Iranian armed forces are fully ready for any eventuality in th...