Iran says new US sanctions mean diplomatic path closed 'forever'

Iran said the path to a diplomatic solution with the US had closed after the Trump administration imposed sanctions against its supreme leader and other top officials, ramping up tensions further in the Middle East.
Photo: Miriam Dalsgaard/POLFOTO
Photo: Miriam Dalsgaard/POLFOTO
BY BLOOMBERG NEWS, GOLNAR MOTEVALLI

President Donald Trump on Monday put sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and eight senior military commanders, that deny him and his office access to financial resources. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also said financial restrictions would be imposed on Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif later this week.

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