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Iran said the path to a diplomatic solution with the U.S. had closed after the Trump administration imposed sanctions against its supreme leader and other top officials, ramping up tensions further in the Middle East.

President Donald Trump on Monday slapped sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and eight senior military commanders, that deny him and his office access to financial resources. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also said financial restrictions will be imposed on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif later this week.

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