Stories tagged: sanctions
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from …
Mon., June 17, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
Huawei’s founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant’s revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years, as he compared the company to a “badly …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
The Trump administration has seized a North Korean cargo ship used to supply coal to the isolated nation in violation of international sanctions, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Mon., April 22, 2019, 5:18 p.m.
The Trump administration’s decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil is raising concerns about global crude supply and sending oil prices to their highest levels since October.
Mon., April 22, 2019
The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to …
Tue., April 16, 2019, 3:21 p.m.
Italian bank UniCredit will pay $1.3 billionto settle charges by the U.S. government that it violated sanctions against Iran and other countries.
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization” in a move to increase pressure on the country that could also have significant military, diplomatic and …
Sat., March 23, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
President Donald Trump tweeted that he had reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea – a move that left officials at the Treasury Department and observers …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:49 p.m.
Trump’s tweet that he was reversing his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea leaves officials at the Treasury Department and observers across Washington scratching their heads.
Fri., March 22, 2019, 8:15 a.m.
The Trump administration hit Iran with new sanctions on Friday while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denouncing Iran’s growing influence on a visit to Lebanon.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
The U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been “substantially reduced,” Secretary of State …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
The Treasury Department imposed new sanctions Wednesday against 15 Russians over hacking, interference in U.S. elections and a nerve agent attack in England.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
The “largest-ever” U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect on Monday but eight major importers of Iranian oil were spared from immediate penalties.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
The Trump administration on Friday restored U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that can still import …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro could be easily toppled in military coup and the U.S stepped up financial pressure by slapping the socialist president’s …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
U.S. economic sanctions against Russia are senseless, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, voicing hope that Washington will eventually agree to a constructive dialogue.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 12:11 p.m.
Russia’s prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:42 p.m.
The United States announced Wednesday it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, America’s European allies fear greater regional instability.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 11:44 a.m.
The U.S. will impose sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges, the White House announced Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges.
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access – albeit briefly – to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite …
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:40 a.m.
The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face “the strongest sanctions in history,” as it sought to turn up …
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
The White House says a decision on new economic sanctions against Russia will be made soon – not committing to an announcement Monday that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley had said …
UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons.
UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
The Trump administration on Monday banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, saying that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions.