October 24, 2019, 0:10

Trump tweets he’s ordering new sanctions on Iran as Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia

Trump tweets he’s ordering new sanctions on Iran as Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that he’s ordering Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to increase economic sanctions on Iran following the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

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“I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” he tweeted while traveling in California.

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President Donald Trump speaks to the media about Iran prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, June 22, 2019.

(MORE: Mike Pompeo heading to Saudi Arabia to ‘coordinate’ response to Saudi oil attack )

Trump made the announcement as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was headed to Saudi Arabia to discuss how to respond to the attack, which Pompeo has blamed on Iran but Trump has not done so publicly.

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