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'Sanctions are Coming:' Trump warns Iran

'Sanctions are Coming:' Trump warns Iran in tweet with a nod to 'Game of Thrones'

WASHINGTON — The White House used the wildly popular "Game of Thrones" series Friday to tout its new Iran sanctions – with President Donald Trump as the star and Twitter as the medium, of course.

"Sanctions are coming," blared a tweet from the president's account on Friday, using a similar font as the HBO show and tweaking its ominous "Winter is Coming" mantra. The tweet featured an extra-large photo of Trump, looking somber and dramatic. 

The missive was aimed at drawing attention to the Trump administration's plans to snap back more than 700 sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities – including its national oil company – aimed at strangling Iran's economy and forcing the regime into new negotiations over its ballistic missile program and its support for terrorist groups.  

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