The White House announces new sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is sanctioning members of the inner circle of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

Separately, the administration is issuing a reward of up to $ 20 million for information on the former missing FBI agent. Robert Levinson . He disappeared in Iran in 2007, but the Iranian government has never acknowledged arresting him.

Senior administration officials announced the new steps against Iran on Monday when the country celebrates the anniversary of the inauguration of the U.S. Embassy 40 years ago. The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity according to White House politics.

Also on Monday, Iran said it was doubling the amount of advanced centrifuges it operates, further cutting the time experts estimate Tehran You need to have enough material to build a nuclear weapon.