Monday, The Trump administration sanctioned members of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s inner circle.
Separately, the administration is issuing an up to $20-M reward for information about missing former FBI agent Robert Levinson. He disappeared in Iran in Y 2007 but the Iranian government has never acknowledged arresting him.
Senior administration officials announced the new steps against Iran Monday as the country marks the anniversary of the US Embassy takeover 40 years ago.
Also Monday, Iran said it was 2Xing the number of advanced centrifuges it operations, further trimming the time experts estimate Tehran needs to have enough material to build a nuclear weapon.