Trump slaps fresh sanctions on Iran after drone attack
Days after he called off a retaliatory military strike against Iran, Mr. Trump also challenged other nations to step up security for oil shipping in the dangerous Persian Gulf region or to start paying the U.S. military for protecting the vital passage for much of the world’s energy supply. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised the issue with the king and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia in a meeting there Monday.
With Mr. Pompeo visiting the region amid growing tensions, the U.S. issued a joint statement with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom calling on Iran to stop threatening regional stability with its aggressive actions.
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