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eager to show US resolve US president Donald Trump on Mondays slapped what he called hard hitting new sanctions on Iran targeting the nation's supreme leader the assets of Ayatollah Khamenei , and his office will not be spared from the sanctions , these measures represent a strong and proportionate response to Iran's increasingly provocative actions we will continue to increase pressure on terror and the sanctions coming after trump's eleventh hour decision last week calling off air strikes on a run for the downing of a U. S. drone I think a lot of restraint has been shown by us a lot of restraint , and that doesn't mean we're gonna show it in the future the new sanctions aimed to cut off I a toll on the company's access to financial resources potentially costing Ron billions of dollars tensions have been running high between Washington and Tehran since last year when the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and impose new sanctions on Iran's oil sector and the campaign of maximum pressure but I can only tell you we cannot ever let a run have a nuclear weapon the recent bombing of oil tankers which Washington blames on a Ron in the build up of US troops in the region have only fanned the flames hours after trump announced the new sanctions Iran's ambassador to the U. N. condemned the move as unlawful the US has no respect for international law and order the trump administration wants Tehran to reopen nuclear and ballistic missile talks saying the twenty fifteen deal did not go far enough earlier on Monday Tehran signaled that it was open to considering negotiations after previously ruling it out but it said the atmosphere is too tense for direct talks with the US and is calling for the U. N.'s open broad talks on Mideast regional security I have already , talk to this occasion I don't to his deputy about the need for the United Nations to take the lead on and %HESITATION finding %HESITATION a very out of the current crisis meanwhile US secretary of state Mike Pompeii %HESITATION has been drumming up support among US allies in the Middle East on Monday he met with top leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to forge a coalition against Iran which he called the world's largest state sponsor of terror both countries have repeatedly insisted that they do not want war despite the escalating tensions first said what's happening