by Daveda Gruber:
On Monday President Trump made life difficult for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and company. Trump signed an executive order that hit Iran with harsh sanctions.
Trump spoke from the Oval Office with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin standing in back of him on either side and said, “Today’s action follows a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks including shooting down a U.S. drone.”
The president called out Khamenei by saying that he was “responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime.”
Trump went on to say that the sanctions “will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leader’s office and those closely affiliated with him and the office access to key financial resources and support.”
It has been confirmed by FOX News that the U.S. military carried out a cyberattack against Iran last Thursday. This came after Iran shot down a U.S. drone which was flying near the Strait of Hormuz.
It has been alleged that U.S. Cyber Command launched the cyberattack targeting the Iranian intelligence and radar installations that were used to down the U.S. Navy drone last week.
Trump put out a statement that was supplied with the text of the executive order that Trump signed on Monday saying, “We call on the regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions, change its destructive behavior, respect the rights of its people, and return in good faith to the negotiating table.”
Pence tweeted out this today:
Confrontation between Iran and the U.S. heated up last Thursday when Iran shot down an American drone and said that it had flown over its air space. The U.S. is adamant that the drone was over international airspace.
Tensions are riding high and hot but Trump is keeping his cool.
You can see/hear Trump speaking here: