Trump sanctions Iranian National Bank
US President says sanctions on Iran’s central banking system are “the highest level of sanctions.”
US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US has sanctioned the Iranian National Bank.
“We have just sanctioned the Iranian National Bank – that is their central banking system – and it’s going to be at the highest level of sanctions,” he told reporters at the Oval Office before a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who was present at the briefing, noted that “we’ve now cut off all sorts of funds to Iran.”