Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran

Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 18:02:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is retaliating for Iran's recent ballistic missile test -- but in a way that doesn't directly undercut the Obama administration's landmark nuclear deal.

The new sanctions target more than two dozen people and companies from Iran. And they come after the White House put Iran "on notice" over its missile test.

It's Trump's first package of penalties against Iran, reflecting his insistence on a tougher stance toward Tehran. Throughout his election campaign, Trump accused the Obama administration of being weak on Iran, and he vowed to crack down if elected.

Iran took the first swing today, banning U.S. wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition this month.

And the official IRNA news agency reports a senior Iranian cleric vowed that Tehran will continue its missile program.

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