Trump says fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leade

Trump says fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States was imposing fresh sanctions on Iran, amid an escalation in tensions between the two countries.

Trump told reporters the sanctions, which will target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, were in response to Tehran’s downing of a U.S. drone last week.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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