Trump admin hits Iran with new sanctions, targets 8 officials involved in 'destabilizing activities'

Image: Mike Pompeo Steven Mnuchin
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speak to the press about new sanctions on Iran, at the White House on Jan. 10, 2020.   -  
Nicholas Kamm AFP - Getty Images
Text size Aa Aa

The Trump administration on Friday announced a new round of economic sanctions against Iran in response to the regime's missile attacks on Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. and coalition forces.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the new sanctions at a press conference.

"As long as Iran's outlaw ways continue, we will continue to impose sanctions," Pompeo said.

Iran's missile attacks on Tuesday night came in response to the death last week of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq last week.

Pompeo and Mnuchin said the sanctions would target individuals involved in Iran's construction, manufacturing, textile and mining sectors, as well as its largest steel and iron manufacturers. The administration also is issuing sanctions against eight Iranian officials involved in "destabilizing activities" as well as the ballistic missile attack on Iraqi airbases on Tuesday.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.