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New US sanctions target Iran's supreme leader, military brass


Added 06-24-19 05:11:02pm EST - “President Donald Trump slapped the sanctions on Tehran for what he described as its "aggressive behavior" including the shooting down of US drone. In addition to Khamenei, the US Treasury Department said it was taking action against…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “New US sanctions target Iran's supreme leader, military brass”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Washington (AFP) - New US sanctions imposed on Iran on Monday target Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and senior military leaders of the Islamic republic.

President Donald Trump slapped the sanctions on Tehran for what he described as its "aggressive behavior" including the shooting down of US drone.

The White House said the sanctions "will deny Iran's leadership access to financial resources, blocking them from using the United States financial system or accessing any assets in the United States."

In addition to Khamenei, the US Treasury Department said it was taking action against eight senior commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

"These commanders sit atop a bureaucracy that supervises the IRGC's malicious regional activities, including its provocative ballistic missile program, harassment and sabotage of commercial vessels in international waters, and its destabilizing presence in Syria," the Treasury Department said.

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