Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he expects new sanctions on Iran as US President Donald Trump was expected to decide on whether to extend sanctions relief to the country under the 2015 nuclear deal.
Mr Mnuchin said during a news conference at the White House: We continue to look at [the sanctions]. Weve rolled them out and I think you can expect there will be more sanctions coming.
In October, the President decided not to re-certify the historic deal, signed by Iran and six world powers a signature foreign policy achievement by predecessor President Barack Obama.
It opened the door for harsher economic sanctions to be placed on the country, the mitigation of which was a key inducement for Iran to comply with the deal.
Tehran had pledged to rein in its nuclear program in return for some easing of those economic restrictions imposed on it by the US, the United Nations, and European Union.
European allies have urged the President to extend the sanctions relief in order to save the deal.
Mr Trump also spoke to French President Emm...