US President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order for sanctions on Iran's supreme leader in the Oval Office on Monday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump threatens ‘obliteration’ as Iran condemns new US sanctions on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

  • US president says any attack on ‘anything American’ will be met with ‘overwhelming force’
  • Iran earlier said new sanctions had closed path to diplomatic solution between the two nations
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US President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order for sanctions on Iran's supreme leader in the Oval Office on Monday. Photo: AFP
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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: EPA-EFE

New US sanctions will end path of diplomacy, Iran foreign ministry says

  • The Trump administration’s new sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader and foreign minister are ‘destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security’, Tehran says
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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: EPA-EFE
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