US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the new economic sanctions against Iran announced Wednesday are already in place and admitted that the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran may have been shot down by "an error". on the other side".
On Wednesday, commenting on an Iranian attack on military bases in Iraq housing US troops, Donald Trump announced the application of a new round of economic sanctions against the Tehran government in retaliation.
This Thursday, the US President assured that these sanctions are already in force and have been tightened.
"It's done. We reinforced them. They were already severe, but we significantly hardened them," said Trump, referring to the sanctions announced, which complement a long series of sanctions rounds implemented since 2018 following the US abandonment of the treaty. nuclear with Iran.
Speaking at the White House, the US President also commented on the collapse of a Ukrainian plane on Iranian territory, hours after an attack on military bases housing US soldiers, admitting that he may not have been a technical failure.
"Some people say it was (a mechanical failure). I personally don't think that's the point," said Trump.
"I have my suspicions. But I don't want to reveal them. It was tragic," the President added, without giving further details about his intuition.
"Someone may have made a mistake on the other side… It has nothing to do with us," Trump said, noting that the plane was flying over "a hostile neighborhood."
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