US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday another round of anti-Iran sanctions as he believes that the new restrictions will stop Tehran from getting a nuclear weapon.

On Friday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that there were new sanctions planned for Iran to be introduced on conditions unrelated to the unfolding confrontation between the two nations.

Earlier this week, a simmering confrontation between the two countries reached a new level after Iran downed a US Global Hawk spy drone. Commenting on the incident, Trump claimed that he cancelled a retaliatory strike with just 10 minutes’ notice.

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