September 18, 2019 / 5:51 PM / 5 months ago

Trump says will outline increased Iran sanctions within 48 hours

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump descends from Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, California, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told reporters that he would provide more details about increased U.S. sanctions on Iran within 48 hours, after announcing them earlier on Twitter.

Trump, speaking in Los Angeles, said his thinking towards Iran has not changed but declined to give any details about his next steps. He told reporters the ultimate option after the weekend strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities would be war but that there were other options.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese

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