United States President Donald Trump has announced imposing of tough, new sanctions against Iran also on the office of the Middle Eastern country’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
British public broadcaster BBC reports that the executive order of the U.S. president was signed on Monday, June 24, with the shooting down of a U.S. drone, fuelling of foreign conflicts and support to terrorist activities.
Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s highest authority, was singled out as Washington saw him as being «ultimately responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime».
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has responded by saying that the Americans «despise diplomacy» and blame the government of Donald Trump of having a «thirst for war».
The bad relations between Iran and the U.S. have worsened after Washington left the Iran’s nuclear deal, yet tensions between the two countries have been escalating in recent weeks.