June 24, 2019

Trump Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader, Others

Featuring Elizabeth Rosenberg

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalists Ian Talley, Rebecca Ballhaus

The Trump administration ordered new sanctions that aim to freeze the assets of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s office and several Iranian military commanders and include plans to target Foreign Minister Javad Zarif later this week.

President Trump signed an order on Monday authorizing the new sanctions as a message to Iran that Washington won’t ease up on its economic-pressure campaign against the country, even though Mr. Trump canceled a planned military strike last week with minutes to spare.

“We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” the president said in the Oval Office, selecting sanction targets U.S. officials said bear responsibility for recent oil-tanker attacks, rocket launches and the downing of a $130 million U.S. military drone.

Read the full article and more in The Wall Street Journal.

  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes a...