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Trump Sanctions Iran's Supreme Leader in Provocative Move

  • Sanctions would deny Khamenei access to financial resources
  • Trump says leader is responsible for ‘hostile conduct’
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President Donald Trump said he’s imposing sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and eight senior military commanders, a provocative step designed to increase pressure on the Islamic Republic.

Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that the penalties would deny Khamenei and his office access to financial resources.