Netanyahu praises Trump as USA announces new Iran sanctions after missile strikes

"He had no evidence of an imminent threat or attack".

In a phone call with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also reaffirmed his support for the deal. His work included overseeing forces who have been responsible for the deaths of USA troops.

The resolution comes six days after Trump ordered the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and two days after Iran responded to the assassination by targeting bases that host American forces in Iraq with ballistic missiles.

Top American military officials including Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper have said there were no plans for the U.S.to withdraw from Iraq.

He used filmmaker Michael Moore's tweets as an example of someone making the events "all about their hatred for Donald Trump".

Pompeo told reporters on January 10 that Soleimani was planning an imminent "large-scale attack against American interests" when he was killed.

"Those are completely consistent thoughts. The president has been very clear - we will continue to apply economic sanctions until Iran stops its terrorist activities and commits that it will never have nuclear weapons", Mnuchin said.

The new measures were announced in a White House press briefing by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Pompeo was asked about this discrepancy and whether the Trump administration had told senators multiple embassies were targeted.

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On Thursday, several Democrats denounced the president's escalation and what they said was a lack of strategy in the confrontation with Iran.

"To play this game with the War Powers Act, which I think is unconstitutional, is that whether you mean to or not, you're empowering the enemy", Lindsey Graham, a staunch Trump ally in the Senate, said on Wednesday. "I didn't learn anything in the hearing that I hadn't seen in a newspaper already", he said of the briefing.

"We got a call, we heard where he was and we knew the way he was getting there".

"We all challenge their work".

Government officials in the US, UK, and Canada have said there is evidence that the crash was caused by surface-to-air missile, though with the caveat that the passenger jet was not necessarily downed on objective. "The intelligence community is not flawless".

Guidance from the State and Treasury Departments will warn ship insurers, banks, charter companies, port owners, crews and captains that they all face sanctions exposure if they can't account for the legitimacy of the cargoes they carry. The pair held the briefing to announce additional US sanctions against Iran on Friday morning in response to the missile strikes against the bases in Iraq.

"As a result of these actions we will cut off billions of dollars of support to the Iranian regime", the United States treasury secretary said.

  • Darren Santiago