Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader

Iranian general warns US against uncontrollable scope of war

Iranian general warns US against uncontrollable scope of war

Hunt said Britain had been closely in touch with the United States over the "very unsafe situation in the Gulf".

"I was clear about the UK's long-held concerns over Iran's activities in the region", he said.

President Donald Trump: "I have two groups of people: I have doves, and I have hawks".

In a pair of tweets on Monday, Trump said USA aims regarding Iran boil down to "No Nuclear Weapons and No Further Sponsoring of Terror". The President's order will deny Iran's leadership access to financial resources and authorises the targeting of persons appointed to certain official or other positions by the Supreme Leader or the Supreme Leader's Office.

Military bosses ordered the attack after a USA drone was shot down by Iranian fighters last week.

Meanwhile, Pompeo says the administration's "maximum pressure" campaign will continue with new sanctions coming Monday.

Trump tweeted on Friday that USA forces were "cocked and loaded" to retaliate after the downing of the drone but that he called them back in order to avoid mass casualties.

He added that in the letter Iran had requested worldwide action to prevent "this kind of risky American behavior which has caused regional tension and threatens the borders of regional countries and their sovereignty and authority". "We do not want rise of tensions", Abbas Mousavi was quoted as saying by ISNA news agency. "Most recently, it targeted a USA unmanned aircraft and executed attacks on worldwide shipping".

Iran's naval commander, however, has warned that Iranian forces would not hesitate to act again and shoot down more USA surveillance drones that violate Iranian airspace.

Mr Trump said the additional sanctions were in response to the shooting down of a United States drone and "many other things". In addition, Iranian naval forces include three Kilo-class submarines and about 14 midget subs designed by North Korea, the report said.

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He claimed the attacks were a bid to change the path negotiations are heading. Israel, along with Arab countries in the Gulf, considers Iran to be their greatest threat, and Trump's last-minute about face appears to have raised questions about USA willingness to use force against the Islamic Republic.

USA officials say United States military cyber forces struck Iranian military computer systems on Thursday, crippling IRGC computer systems.

Last week, United States news outlets cited unnamed sources to report that President Donald Trump had approved an offensive cyber strike aimed at disabling Iranian computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches. USA officials have denied Tehran's allegations.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that the United Kingdom would consider joining the United States in potential military action against Iran.

"A Syrian national died and seven civilians were wounded", it added, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. Such attacks have been cited by Saudi and U.S. officials as examples of Iran's "malign behavior" in the Middle East.

He also said he believes it could be a year before Iran could develop an operational nuclear weapon if they started a full building program.

"What the Iranians are doing by shooting down American drones, shooting at other drones in the region not even necessarily over the Gulf, anywhere, is to prevent us from having eyes on them", the official said.

The United States withdrew past year from the 2015 accord under which Iran accepted curbs to its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions.

USA military cyber forces on Thursday launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems, according to US officials. He is also expected to fly to the UAE to discuss Iran with officials there.

The general added: 'We map those things out for the chairman, for the secretary, for the warfighters, so that they can have a sense of, what are the capabilities the Iranians have, what are the possible reactions that they might take if pressure's put upon them.

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