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WorldTrump says fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader

19:16  24 june  2019
19:16  24 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says no more 'death to America' in Iran

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says no more 'death to America' in Iran They still cry "death to America" in Iran.President Donald Trump claimed otherwise in a Fox News interview as he took credit for a taming of Iran that is not apparent in its actions or rhetoric. TRUMP, speaking about Iranians "screaming death to America" when Barack Obama was U.S. president: "They haven't screamed 'death to America' lately." — Fox News interview Friday. THE FACTS: Not true. The death-to-America chant is heard routinely. The chant, "marg bar Amreeka" in Farsi, dates back even before Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Trump initially told reporters the sanctions , which will target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office, were in US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will discuss the war in Iraq and tensions with Iran when she meets Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on 04 February 2005.(Photo

U . S . President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order that would impose fresh sanctions on Iran , amid increased tensions between the long-time foes. Trump initially told reporters the sanctions , which will target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office

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WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States was imposing fresh sanctions on Iran, amid an escalation in tensions between the two countries.

Trump told reporters the sanctions, which will target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, were in response to Tehran's downing of a U.S. drone last week.

Trump says fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader © AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump arrives to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 23, 2019, after traveling from Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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