the UNITED states imposes sanctions against Iran as a result of iranian attacks on two airbases in Iraq, where there are u.s. forces.
It says the us secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the secretary of commerce, Steven Mnuchin Friday at a news conference in Washington.
The new sanctions are among other things aimed at Iran's manufacturing and mining.
at the same time, imposed sanctions against eight officials, which, according to the UNITED states was involved in missilangrebet earlier in the week.
- We will simply have to have, that Iran behaves as a normal country, says Mike Pompeo according to CBS News.
- the UNITED states'sanctions hit the heart of the iranian security apparatus, explains Pompeo.
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It is AMERICA's first concrete response to the attack, writes the Washington Post.
There is among the eight iranian officials, which is being hit by sanctions. They have, according to Pompeo all been a part of the attack on u.s. bases Wednesday.
Iran fired on the night of Wednesday more ballistic missiles against the air base Al-Asad in western Iraq. Here there were both american and Danish soldiers.
an airbase in Erbil in the north and the kurdish part of Iraq, was shelled.
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An aerial view shows the damage after the attack on Al-Asad base in Iraq. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Iran's air strikes were a response to the US's killing of the powerful iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani Friday of last week.
There has been no u.s. reports that the soldiers should have been killed in Iran's air strikes. Pompeo says Friday, however, that Iran 'without a doubt' tried to kill us forces in the attack.
It rejects the iranians, however. Iran's UN ambassador says to CNN that the man only went after the 'strategic objectives'.