Trump Levels Sanctions on Iran: It’s ‘Going to Hell’
Trump added that Iran needed to change their behavior and their ties with terrorism
Following President Donald Trump's announcement on economic sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran on Friday, he is now in discussions with Saudi Arabia about recent drone attacks against their oil production facilities.
“We’ve now cut off all funds to Iran,” Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin said.
During a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the president announced the additional sanctions on Iran.
“These are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country,” he said about the new sanctions.
“We’ve never done it to this level.”
Trump added that Iran needed to change their behavior and their ties with terrorism in the Middle East.
“It’s too bad what’s happening with Iran, it’s going to hell,” Trump said.
“Doing poorly. They’re practically broke. They are broke.”
Trump said on Monday it “looked like” Iran was responsible for the attacks.
President Donald #Trump has issued a warning to #Iran that the United States of America is now "#LockedAndLoaded" in response to the Saturday attack on a Saudi Arabia oil supply.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) September 16, 2019
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BREAKING: Iran Warns They are Ready for War, Deny Being Behind Drone Attacks— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) September 15, 2019
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But the presdient said he would wait until a definitive conclusion was reached to see if Iran was to blame.
Trump sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi officials to discuss an appropriate response to the attacks.
In May, Pompeo warned both the UK and the European Union against helping Iran following Washington's efforts to bring Tehran’s oil exports to zero.
Trump said on Monday he was interested in meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations Summit.
“I never rule anything out, but I prefer not meeting him,” he told reporters.