Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran in June 2009. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump sanctions Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

  • Amid rising tensions, US president signs executive order denying Khamenei access to financial resources
  • Latest incidents involve attacks on oil tankers, which Tehran has denied, and the downing of a US Navy drone
Topic |   Iran

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran in June 2009. Photo: Reuters
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi King Salman in Jeddah. Photo: EPA-EFE

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Saudi king for Iran crisis talks

  • Pompeo met the Saudi king and crown prince in Jeddah days after the downing of a US drone
  • He described Saudi Arabia and the UAE as ‘two great allies in the challenge that Iran presents’
Topic |   United States

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi King Salman in Jeddah. Photo: EPA-EFE
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