The president of the united States, Donald Trump , announced today sanctions "at the highest level" against the National Bank of Iran, after the attacks last Saturday against refineries, Aramco in Saudi Arabia, which Riyadh attributed to Tehran.
The governor said to the press in the Oval Office that these sanctions strike "at the top", and explained that this entity acts as the iranian Central Bank, called Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran".
Trump made these statements to the press at the start of a meeting with the australian prime minister, Scott Morrison , on a visit in Washington.
two days Ago, the president announced that he had ordered a "substantial increase" of sanctions against Iran, after the controversy generated by the attack on the refineries saudi.
"I Just instruct the secretary of the Treasury to increase substantially the penalties against the country of Iran," said Trump on Wednesday on Twitter.
The president of the united States plan to examine this Friday several military options against Iran, but is reluctant to authorize an intervention on a large scale, as punishment for the attacks against refineries saudi.
Several members of the National Security team of Trump were scheduled to meet this Thursday to finalize a list of potential targets in Iran that Washington could attack, reported the newspaper the New York TimesDate Of Update: 21 September 2019, 02:00