"The Supreme Leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime".
Trumpsaid the sanctions "will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leaders office and those closely affiliated with him and the office access to key financial resources and support".
USA media have reported that the United States launched cyber attacks even as Trump called off the air strike.
In an interview with NBC aired on June 23, Trump reiterated that he doesn't want war with Iran, but if it comes, "it'll be obliteration like you've never seen before".
Iran has remained steadfast in its position that if the United States wants talks, it should reenter the JCPOA.
The sanctions were announced as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began recruiting allies, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to help monitor threats from Iran in the Persian Gulf.
The U.S. decision is another indication it "has no respect for global law and order", he said. "When the Iranian regime decides to forgo violence and meet our diplomacy with diplomacy, it knows how to reach us", Pompeo said.
Separately, Iranian crude exports have dropped so far in June to 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) or less after the USA tightened the screws on Tehran's main source of income, industry sources said and tanker data showed, deepening global supply losses.
They did not provide further details about the secret operations under consideration by the White House, the report said.
He added that the proposed talks between the two countries were "not about the oil". "I think a lot of restraint has been shown by us - a lot of restraint - and that doesn't mean we're going to show it in the future", Mr Trump said.
Iran denies seeking nuclear weapons and refers to a religious decree issued in the early 2000s by Khamenei that bans the development or use of nuclear weapons.
In comments made a few hours after the incident, IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami said the shooting down of the U.S. aircraft had a straightforward message that any foreign intrusion into Iran's sovereign territories would draw a crushing response. Trump could also hit Iran's central bank with secondary sanctions, but that would come at the risk of hurting humanitarian trade.
Last year, Trump unilaterally pulled the USA out of a landmark 2015 deal meant to curb Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. His action came after Iran had shot down a United States drone in the Gulf last week, describing it as a "firm response" to Washington.
UN diplomats said the United States pressed to have a mention of a "state actor" responsible for the tanker attacks in the press statement, but that Russian Federation rejected the language.
"An extension of OPEC+ production cuts through the end of the year seems highly likely given recent price action", United States investment bank Jefferies said in a note. "I'm not going to identify which is which".
Pompeo also met with King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on Monday in Saudi Arabia, which has signed onto the plan.
Earlier this month, the U.S. accused Iran of targeting ships in the Gulf of Oman. "Removal of its forces is fully in line with interests of United States and the world", Zarif tweeted.
In a pair of tweets on Monday, Trump told other countries to protect their own Gulf oil shipments and declared the United States has only limited strategic interest in the "dangerous" region. While cyber-raids by Iran are nothing new, the aggressive deleting of data from hard drives and other storage gear is apparently cause for concern.
Trump's national security adviser John Bolton stepped in during a visit to Jerusalem Sunday with a blunt warning, saying Iran should not "mistake USA prudence and discretion for weakness" after Trump called off the military strike.
Trump said he decided the strike would have killed too many people. "But it's now clear that the #B_Team is not concerned with U.S. interests - they despise diplomacy, and thirst for war".
US President Donald Trump has not commented publicly on the attack, which was reportedly launched on Thursday.
France, Britain and Germany have sent an official diplomatic warning to Iran if Tehran reduces its compliance with the accord, two European diplomats said on Monday.
Rodriguez, who is undocumented herself, said "huge raid or not, families are already being separated every single day". South Florida is home to the country's second largest population of immigrants resettled from the southern border.
Their wedding was held at her family's ancestral home Alnwick Castle, which doubles as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Meghan showed her support for the Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund by reading a poem as part of the event.
France's three group games drew an average of 10.1 million viewers, more than double the previous record for a women's game. The U.S. rolled through the group stage of the tournament, outscoring Thailand, Chile and Sweden 18-0 in three victories.
The post said that when deputies knocked on the window, the bear simply stretched, yawned and looked toward the door. Police warned people to lock up their homes as the bear reportedly tried at least two other doors in the area.
While the prices Medicare pays are publicly available, private insurers' negotiated rates generally are not. It's confusing for patients, and experts say it's also one of the major factors that push up USA costs.
The names of the four have not been released and authorities are working to determine their country of origin. The bodies of three children and a young woman have been found by border patrol in Texas .
Smollett's accomplices told police that they were paid to conduct the fake attack in order to garner sympathy for the actor. Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi released the content Monday afternoon, which included almost 70 hours of video.
He made 39 appearances across all competitions for Palace last season and is now on England duty at the UEFA U-21 Euro in Italy. Manchester United finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a spot in the Champions League.
Reporters regularly tell coaches and players "see you tomorrow" or "see you later" or "safe travels" when exiting the clubhouse. The team addressed the situation, the organization made a statement". "Get the (expletive) out of here", Callaway said.
Irby had applied for a temporary injunction against her husband, with the pair in the process of a divorce, court records showed. The next day, Mrs Irby went to her husband's apartment, collected the firearms and took them to the Lakeland Police Department.
Eldorado and Caesars shareholders will hold about 51 per cent and 49 per cent of the combined company's outstanding shares. Eldorado will adopt the Caesars name in the deal, which will make it one of the largest gambling operators in the nation.
Woman who accused him of sexual assault is 'not his type'
During the 2016 presidential campaign, more than a dozen women accused Trump of sexual misconduct in earlier years. Trump dismissed the photo, noting that he was standing with his back to the camera and had no idea who she was.
Bucks' Mike Budenholzer bags Coach of Year honors again
The other finalists for the Sixth Man award were Williams' teammate Montrezl Harrell and the Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis. Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career at the NBA Awards .
For Red Sox, Fenway Park has been an unfriendly place this year
In the midst of dominating the Red Sox in his most recent start, Stroman, as he often does, flashed some emotion on the mound. In the eighth, Jackie Bradley Jr. tripled with one out against David Phelps and scored the tying run on Devers' hit to right.
What Are Iran's Options In The Standoff With The U.S.?
The United States has also blamed Iran for attacks earlier this month on two oil tankers at the entrance of the Gulf of Oman . The three European countries have sent envoys to Tehran recently, signalling they remain committed to diplomacy and dialogue.
Shakib Al Hasan leads Bangladesh to win over Afghanistan
The stand-out bowler for Afghanistan was spinner Mujeeb Ur-Rahman (3/39), troubling the batsmen with his variations. Shakib was involved from the fifth over of the match, going to the crease at the fall of Bangladesh's first wicket.