Trump announced new sanctions against Iran.
The United States on Monday, June 24, will expand sanctions against Iran, tweeted US President Donald Trump.
“Iran cannot have nuclear weapons!” He said. The head of the United States also criticized the policy of ex-President Barack Obama with respect to Tehran, under which the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (IFAP) was signed. In addition, he called the current system of control over Iran’s nuclear activities unacceptable.
«We are introducing significant additional sanctions against Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day when Iran’s sanctions will be lifted and they will again become a productive and prosperous nation — and the sooner the better!» — wrote Trump.
Earlier today, Trump said that he would become Iran’s “best friend” if the country abandons nuclear weapons.
Relations between the two countries deteriorated significantly after tanker incidents in the Gulf of Oman. In May, four tankers were attacked. Two of them went under the flags of Saudi Arabia, two more — Norway and the United Arab Emirates. On June 13, two tankers belonging to Japanese and Norwegian companies were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. For both incidents, Washington blamed Iran.
On June 20, it became known that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) had shot down an American UAV in the southern coastal province of Hormozgan, which violated Iranian airspace. Later in the US Department of Defense confirmed the information about the destruction of the drone, but said that he was shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.
After that, Trump reported that he canceled a strike on Iran ten minutes before the planned time, as he considered it disproportionate to the incident with the drone.