ABC News reports:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin detailed new sanctions on Iran at the White House Friday morning — the response President Donald Trump chose after backing away from further military conflict after Iran fired missiles at U.S. forces following his order to kill Iran’s top commander, Qassem Soleimani.
Mnuchin said the administration was committed “to stop the Iranian regime’s global terrorist activities.” Pompeo said the sanctions target eight senior Iranian officials and were designed, as he put it, “to strike at the heart of Iran’s internal security apparatus.”
He said the sanctions would hit “other leaders close to the ayatollah” and would “deny the regime the resources to carry out its destructive foreign policy, saying they would cost Iran “billions in revenue.”
“The goal of our campaign is to deny the regime the resources to conduct its destructive foreign policy.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US will continue to impose sanctions on Iran until it changes its behaviour.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 10, 2020