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U.S. President Donald Trump displays an executive order imposing fresh sanctions on Iran in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Trump puts new sanctions on Iran supreme leader, officials

WASHINGTON/RIYADH - U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials with new U.S. sanctions, looking for a fresh blow to Iran’s economy after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone.

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