US President Donald Trump on Monday signed tough sanctions against Iran aimed at Iranian leader Ali Khamenei.
The sanctions came after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards dropped an American aircraft over the Strait of Hormuz a few days ago.
Trump said when he signed the executive order that the severe sanctions targeted Iranian leader Ali Khamenei, and that his country wants to stop Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism.
Trump explained that the new package of sanctions would have been imposed on Iran regardless of the downing of the US aircraft.
He stressed that the United States would not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, but at the same time said that his country is not seeking war.