Trump instructs Treasury Sec. to ‘substantially’ increase Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he instructed the Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin to “substantially” increase sanctions on Iran.

“I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” Trump tweeted.

This comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting Jeddah today where he will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss “the recent attack on the Kingdom’s oil facilities and coordinate efforts to counter Iranian aggression in the region.” On Monday, Trump told reporters it “certainly would look” like Iran was responsible for the attacks on the two Saudi oil installations earlier this week.

Source: Kuwait News Agency