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Trump tweets he's ordering new sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump arrives at Los Angeles International Airport to attend a fundraiser, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. Photo: AP/ Evan Vucci
President Donald Trump arrives at Los Angeles International Airport to attend a fundraiser, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Updated: September 18, 2019 08:26 AM

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that he's ordering Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to increase economic sanctions on Iran following the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

"I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!" he tweeted while traveling in California.

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