Trump tightens sanctions on Iran

US officials say President Donald Trump secretly authorized US Cyber Command to carry out a retaliatory cyber attack on Iran

Mr Trump last week abruptly canceled planned air strikes against Iran following the incident.

Both Saudi and Emirati leaders advocate a tough United States approach against regional rival Iran, whose downing of the unmanned drone prompted President Donald Trump to order a military strike before changing his mind.

President Donald Trump promised to impose fresh sanctions on Iran after Tehran downed a $150 million United States surveillance drone near the Strait of Hormuz last week.

"I reiterated the UK's assessment that Iran nearly certainly bears responsibility for recent attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman".

The confrontation between Iran and the United States heated up last Thursday when Iran shot down an American drone, saying it had flown over its air space.

Washington said the aircraft was targeted in worldwide air space in "an unprovoked attack".

US military cyber forces on Thursday launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems, according to USA officials.

Associated Press writers Jon Gambrell in Dubai; Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Iran; Geir Moulson in Berlin; and Darlene Superville in Washington contributed.

Murrison met with senior Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday. The President's order will deny Iran's leadership access to financial resources and authorises the targeting of persons appointed to certain official or other positions by the Supreme Leader or the Supreme Leader's Office.

"They try hard, but have not carried out a successful attack", Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran's minister for information and communications technology, said on Twitter.

US Cyber Command targeted the Iran military's computer systems used to control some of the country's rocket and missile launchers. "Last year we neutralized 33 million attacks with the (national) firewall".

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Rodriguez, who is undocumented herself, said "huge raid or not, families are already being separated every single day". The other cities are Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.

While speaking on a campaign trail in Scotland, the Prime Ministerial candidate told the Daily Mail newspaper on Sunday evening that "we will stand by the United States as our strongest ally" but that Britain would consider "any requests for military support on a case-by-case basis".

"We are very concerned".

"I think they want to negotiate".

On the eve of Pompeo's visit to the kingdom, Yemen's Iranian-allied rebels attacked a Saudi airport near the Saudi-Yemen border, killing a Syrian resident and wounding 21 other civilians, the Saudi military said.

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 15, 2019.

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council ( GCC) Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani called on the global community to condemn the continuation of the Houthi attacks on populated areas and civilian installations in the Kingdom. "Freedom of navigation is paramount".

Trump tweeted earlier Monday that the United States is not being fairly compensated for protecting shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz and questioned the United States' role in providing security in the important maritime region.

The U.S. special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, visited Oman and was headed to Europe to explain U.S. policy to allies.

Tensions have spiked in the Gulf since this May, when the Trump administration revoked waivers on the import of Iranian oil, squeezing its economy. "As President Trump said on Friday, our military is rebuilt, new and ready to go".

Following on from its abandonment of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Washington's latest move puts relations further back than square one.

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