President Donald Trump says his administration is imposing more sanctions on Iran after last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities. The administration has blamed the attack on the Islamic Republic.
Speaking in the Oval Office Friday during a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Trump said: "We have just sanctioned the Iranian national bank."
Iran denies being involved in the attack. The attacks and recriminations are increasing fears of an escalation in the region.
The U.S. already has applied an arsenal of sanctions on Iran since the administration withdrew in November from the 2015 nuclear deal.
Still, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the latest sanctions demonstrate the U.S. is continuing a maximum pressure campaign, asserting "we have now cut off all funds to Iran." (AP)