UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that tough sanctions against Iran will enter into force.
“She (the sanctions) have already entered into force … They are very tough, and they just agreed with the Treasury,” Trump said, in press statements.
He added that he would announce the details of those sanctions officially from the White House soon.
On Wednesday, Trump pledged to impose more sanctions on Iran, and said his administration was evaluating more options for dealing with Tehran.
He reiterated, “The United States will immediately impose economic sanctions on the Iranian regime … and those sanctions will remain in place until Iran changes its behavior.”
This came after Iran launched a missile strike on two military bases hosting American soldiers in Anbar (west) and Erbil (north), Iraq, in response to the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, with a US raid in Baghdad on Friday.
The semi-official Fars news agency reported that at least 80 people were killed in the attack, which it said had caused great damage to the base of “Ain al-Assad”, but US President Donald Trump said that the attack did not result in the casualties of his country’s soldiers, but was limited to damages. Material.
And deployed about five thousand American soldiers in military bases throughout Iraq, as part of the international coalition to fight the terrorist organization “ISIS”.
The attacks sparked widespread public and governmental anger in Iraq, amid fears that the country would turn into an open arena of conflict between the United States and Iran.
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