President Trump struck again Monday at Iran by issuing “hard-hitting” monetary sanctions against Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.
Trump mentioned the sanctions “will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leader’s office and people closely related with him and the office access to key monetary assets and support.” Talking to reporters within the White House briefing room Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated the sanctions “lock up billions of dollars extra of assets.”
The Treasury Division, in a news release, stated: “any international monetary institution that knowingly facilitates a significant financial transaction for entities designated beneath this Executive Order may very well be cut off from the U.S. financial system.”
Amid the newly introduced sanctions, Yahoo! News has confirmed that the U.S. army additionally carried out a cyber attack against Iran last Thursday even because the president nixed plans for airstrikes in response to the downing of an American drone.
The information crew has realized Iran shut off a few of its military radar websites across the time the U.S. was poised to launch retaliatory strikes. It is not clear if these radar websites have been turned off by the cyber attack or if Iran shut them off intentionally in anticipation of this.
Yahoo! News first reported on the retaliatory cyber strike. It came as the White House and Pentagon have been additionally contemplating army strikes, however, Trump revealed final Friday that he called them off after learning as much as 150 Iranians might be killed.