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Monday, June 24, 2019

Shock as Trump directly hits Iran's supreme leader with harsh sanctions

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The president on Monday, June 24, 2019 signed an Executive Order imposing sanctions on Iran in response to a US drone that was shot down in the previous week.
Speaking from the Oval Office (Video embedded below), Trump said that "hard-hitting" sanctions will cut off Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office from certain financial assets.
As he signed an executive order authorizing the sanctions, Trump said, "These measures represent a strong and proportionate response to Iran's increasingly provocative actions... We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran until the regime abandons its dangerous activities and its aspirations including the pursuit of nuclear weapons, increased enrichment of uranium, development of ballistic missiles, engagement in and support for terrorism, fueling of foreign conflicts, and belligerent acts directed against the U.S. and its allies," Trump added.
Obama’s Iran Deal was a disaster: It allowed Iran to keep their nuclear infrastructure. It relieved sanctions and delivered billions in cash to a rogue regime. It all but guaranteed a nuclear Iran in less than a decade.