Trump approves new sanctions against Iran

Trump approves new sanctions against Iran

- President Donald Trump on Friday, January 10, backed up his threat against Iran after the attack on US military bases in Iraq

- Trump imposed economic and diplomatic sanctions against the Middle East nation

- The sanctions, among other things, involve the US cutting off financial aids to the Iranian government

Following Iran's recent missiles attacks on military bases belonging to the United States in Iraq, President Donald Trump has authorised new sanctions against the Middle East nation.

The sanctions from Trump, which is major economic, involves the US cutting off financial support to the Iranian government.

This was revealed in an address to journalists on Friday, January 10, by Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, who was in company of the US treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, CNN reports.

Pompeo said: "We will cut off billions of dollars of support to the Iranian regime and we will continue our enforcement of other entities."

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He said that the sanctions are both economic and diplotmatic in a bid to deprive Iran of the finacial aids which it has wrongly used to fuel death and destruction across the Middle East and the world generally.

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The US secretary of state added that more sanctions will be imposed on Iran as long as it continue with its violence.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Trump had threatened to impose sanctions on Iraq after it called on the troops of the US to leave.

The Iraqi parliament had supported a resolution calling on the troops of the US and other foreign countries to leave the country.

Trump on Sunday, January 5, said sanctions will be imposed on Iraq if it asked the US troops to leave without doing so on a friendly basis.

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"We will charge them sanctions like they've never seen before ever. It'll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame," President Trump was quoted to had said.

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