News ID: 252545
Published: 0342 GMT May 09, 2019

US imposes new sanctions on Iran's metal sectors

US imposes new sanctions on Iran's metal sectors

US President Donald Trump targeted Iran's steel and mining sectors Wednesday in his latest tough sanctions.

The announcement came on the one-year anniversary of Trump's pullout from the accord in 2018, IRNA reported.

The White House said it was imposing sanctions on all trade of Iran's iron, steel, aluminum and copper, the country's biggest export after oil--which the United States is already working to halt completely.

'Today's action targets Iran's revenue from the export of industrial metals--10% of its export economy--and puts other nations on notice that allowing Iranian steel and other metals into your ports will no longer be tolerated,' Trump said in a statement.

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