US imposes new sanctions on Iran supreme leader, military chiefs

Radio France Internationale | Jun 24, 2019 at 5:50 PM
  • United States President Donald Trump signed punitive financial measures against Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and a number of military leaders, what the president said was a precursor to “obliteration” if Iran wages war on the US.
  • Other countries, including Great Britain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have called on the two countries to find diplomatic solutions to this current standoff, as any major changes could affect global oil supplies.
  • Although a breakthrough pact in 2015 with Iran allowed the country to develop its nuclear program for civilian use, Trump pulled out of the deal 2017, ramping up tensions between the two countries.