UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — US President Donald Trump has announced new sanctions against the Central Bank of Iran. While he was to receive Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House, Trump said the new sanctions were substantial and applied “at the highest level”.
Asked about the possibility of a military response to Iran, Trump said the military option was still on the table although observers believe a new Middle East conflict is not in the air. interest of the United States.
“If the Iranian authorities want to save their country from bankruptcy, well they stop condoning terrorism,” he said.
The US president has taken part in a meeting to examine the answers to Iran, which he accuses of being involved in the drone strikes against the oil facilities of Aramco in Saudi Arabia.
He continued his verbal threats by claiming that “the United States is armed to the teeth, and its military power is higher than ever”.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed in his office that the Central Bank was Tehran’s last source of funding: “It’s very big,” said Mnuchin. We have now cut off all sources of funding for Iran.”
This new set of sanctions applies to the Central Bank, the National Development Fund (NDFI) and the Iranian trading company ETMCO.
According to another dispatch, Russia reacted to the new sanctions of the US administration, calling them illegal.
Moscow announced on September 20 that it will continue to collaborate with the Central Bank of Iran despite this announcement.
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