As he had promised after the Iranian missile attack on US troops on Iraqi bases on Wednesday, the Trump administration applied new sanctions against Iran on Friday.
The measures are the first concrete response to the Iranian attack in retaliation for the death of General Qasem Soleimani, by a US drone. in Baghdad.
The sanctions add to other measures imposed when Trump pulled the U.S. of the nuclear agreement with Iran of 2015 and that already suffocate the Iranian economy, affecting about a thousand Iranians, companies and organizations.RELATED
As reported by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday, the new measures are aimed at senior Iranian government officials and key sectors of the country and will cut billions of dollars in funds to the Tehran government.
Specifically, the new sanctions against Iran point to eight senior officials of the regime and the largest steel, aluminum, copper and iron manufacturers in the country.
The Trump administration included 17 Iranian metal mining producers and companies, a network of three entities based in China and the Seychelles, and a bank involved in the purchase, sale and transportation of Iranian metal products, Mnuchin said on the list of sanctions at a press conference.
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