>> US President Donald Trump expected to impose new sanctions against Iran over the country's recent ballistic missile test. Sources telling Reuters that about 8 Iranian entities will face sanctions for terrorism related activities as early as Friday, with about 17 hit for ballistic missile related activities. Yara Bayoumy is the deputy foreign policy editor for Reuters.
>> This just shows that he is ready, at least, to take a much more aggressive posture towards Iran.>> Nothing is off the table.>> The sanctions which we expect will be announced are based on existing, executive orders that President George W Bush had put in place. Of course, it's coming against the backdrop of very, very tough rhetoric that we've seen coming from the Trump administration in the last couple of days.
We saw National Security Advisor Michael Flynn saying Iran was, quote, on notice.>> The Trump administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East, which places American lives at risk.>> Sources saying the new sanctions would not conflict with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, under which Tehran agreed to curb it's nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions.
In Iran, foreign ministry spokesmen calling the administration's comments repetitive, baseless and provocative.