Stories tagged: sanctions
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
The Trump administration on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on Iran by slapping sanctions on top members of a powerful clerical body that disqualified thousands of candidates from running in that …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on a Moscow-based private railway company that recently opened passenger service between Russia and Crimea
Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
The Trump administration on Friday announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week’s missile strikes by the Islamic Republic on U.S. bases in Iraq.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
China and Russia are calling on the U.N. Security Council to terminate sanctions on North Korean exports such as textiles, seafood and statues, “with the intent of enhancing the livelihood …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
WASHINGTON – Two leading senators pressed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to comply with existing law and impose sanctions on Turkey for purchasing and testing a Russian-made missile system. South …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
Iran’s president says a new oil field has been discovered with an estimated 50 billion barrels of crude oil.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
The sanctions the U.S. announced against Turkey this week over its offensive in Syria fall well short of doing serious damage to an economy still healing from a recession and …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019
Iran’s president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a …
Sun., July 28, 2019
Diplomats from Iran and five world powers recommitted Sunday to salvaging a major nuclear deal amid mounting tensions between the West and Tehran since the U.S. withdrew from the accord …
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019
Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to …
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019
While opinions differ across Tehran’s Grand Bazaar about the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal, there’s one thing those in the beating heart of …
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
U.S. economic sanctions against Russia are senseless, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, voicing hope that Washington will eventually agree to a constructive dialogue.