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Donald Trump says signing 'hard-hitting sanctions' on Iran's supreme leader

U.S. President Donald Trump displays an executive order imposing fresh sanctions on Iran in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2019.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

US President Donald Trump ordered “hard-hitting” financial sanctions on Monday on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holding him “ultimately responsible” for the Islamic republic's destabilizing activities.

“We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” Mr. Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office. “Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.”

“We do not ask for conflict,” he said, adding that depending on Iran's response the sanctions could end tomorrow -- or it “can also be years from now.”


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