the secretary of the russian security council says moscow has information that the US drone down by Iran in the Persian Gulf did violate Tehran's airspace I mean yeah you seen Farhad say I have evidence from the Russian Ministry of Defense that the drone was in Toronto airspace we did not receive any other evidence or joined live in the studio by RTS Dahlen quarter for more on this Donald bring us latest well Jackie the Secretary's statement was part of a trilateral meeting that's taking place in Jerusalem between the national security advisors of Russia Israel and the United States their talks come on the backdrop of US sanctions announced yesterday against high-level Iranian officials Washington blames them for the oil tanker explosions that took place earlier this month and says that their drone was shot down in international airspace Donald Trump even said that he stopped last minute and a retaliatory air strike against Iran after discovering that 150 Iranians lives were at stake now one of these sanctioned officials is the head of Iran's foreign ministry Mohammad Javad Zarif and he's set to face these penalties in full force next week but that's right after Donald Trump said that he was ready for talks with Iran without any preconditions so this whole situation led to some harsh words from Iran's president who's also facing sanctions let's not forget today's action follows a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks including shooting down of us roads they've done many other things aside from the individual drone you saw the tankers and we know of other things that were done also which were not good and not appropriate how can a person lose his mind so badly and do something so outrageous and idiotic is sanctioning the leader of a country they are suffering from some kind of mental illness the White House is mentally disturbed and doesn't know what's good for it no wise person would do what they are doing these days I sense that there is deep frustration and profound confusion inside the White House now Iran of course says that they shot down this drone after it violated their very own airspace and Tehran afterwards reiterated that they would defend themselves against any attack on their country's sovereignty so if this information from Russia's Defense Ministry is confirmed it would mean a reinforcement of Iran's position as well as damage to Washington's credibility in any future talks on these matters in the region nonetheless but patrushev said that villainizing Iran is not the solution it's counterproductive and that there needs to be an independent investigation into the matter so if that goes forward perhaps we'll be a bit closer to the truth if that happens you
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order imposing new “strong sanctions” against Iran in response to Tehran’s downing of an American drone last week.
Trump said the latest sanctions would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that Khamenei and his associates would be denied access to financial resources by the new sanctions.
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