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US puts sanctions on Iranian FM Zarif

08 August, 2019 8:21 am 8:21 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, targeting the country’s top spokesman and potentially hurting chances of diplomatic talks amid rising tensions between the two countries. Zarif, a critical figure in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, dismissed the action and said it would not affect him. US President … Read More



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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over killings of Rohingya ...

07 July, 2019 7:34 pm 7:34 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders … Read More



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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar commander-in-chief over Rohingya abuses

07 July, 2019 8:47 am 8:47 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States have announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders … Read More



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China to impose sanctions on US firms that sell arms to Taiwan

07 July, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has warned it would impose sanctions on US firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2-billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China’s sovereignty and national security. On Monday last, the Pentagon said the US State Department had approved the sale of the weapons requested … Read More



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Trump threatens ‘obliteration’ as Iran condemns sanctions on Kh...

06 June, 2019 9:27 pm 9:27 pm

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked “anything American” after Tehran said the latest U.S. sanctions had scuttled any chance of diplomacy, calling White House actions “mentally retarded”. Trump on Monday signed an executive order imposing sanctions against Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei … Read More



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Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials

Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials

06 June, 2019 8:43 am 8:43 am

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone. With tensions running high between the two countries, Trump signed an executive order imposing … Read More



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Trump says Iran nuclear deal achievable as sanctions sting

05 May, 2019 9:15 am 9:15 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East. “I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that’s very … Read More



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Iran’s Zarif warns US of ‘consequences’ over oil sanction...

04 April, 2019 8:54 pm 8:54 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States must be prepared for consequences if it tries to stop Iran from selling oil and using the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Wednesday, while also offering to negotiate prisoner swaps with Washington. The United States on Monday demanded buyers of Iranian oil … Read More



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Olympics: IOC sanctions three athletes from London 2012 Games for doping

03 March, 2019 9:45 pm 9:45 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Azeri weightlifter Valentin Hristov was stripped of his 2012 Olympics 56-kg bronze medal on Friday after he was one of three athletes to test positive for banned substances in re-tests conducted by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC said Hristov’s London Games sample tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid (oralturinabol) when … Read More



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North Korea rebuilds part of missile site as Bolton warns of more sanctions

03 March, 2019 9:06 pm 9:06 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea has restored part of a rocket test site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with US President Donald Trump last year, while Trump’s national security advisor warned that new sanctions could be introduced if Pyongyang did not scrap its nuclear weapons programme. South … Read More



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Trump says he walked from deal with Kim over sanction demands

02 February, 2019 3:08 pm 3:08 pm

HANOI (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had walked away from a nuclear deal at his summit with Kim Jong Un because of unacceptable demands from the North Korean leader to lift punishing US-led sanctions. Trump said two days of talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi had made good progress in … Read More



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US accuses Russia of covering up breaches of North Korea sanctions

09 September, 2018 8:35 am 8:35 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Moscow on Thursday of seeking to cover up breaches of UN sanctions on North Korea by Russians after it pushed for changes to an independent report on sanctions violations. The UN Security Council will meet on Monday over the implementation of sanctions … Read More



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Trump says firms doing business in Iran to be barred from US as sanctions h...

08 August, 2018 10:30 am 10:30 am

BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) – Companies doing business with Iran will be barred from the United States, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, as new U.S. sanctions took effect despite pleas from Washington’s allies. Iran dismissed a last-minute offer from the Trump administration for talks, saying it could not negotiate while Washington had reneged on a 2015 … Read More



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US is not considering sanctions against Pakistan, says Mark Toner

09 September, 2016 11:51 am 11:51 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said Wednesday that the US is not considering sanctions against Pakistan. Addressing a news briefing in Washington, he lauded Pakistan’s counter-terrorism operations, adding that we have been encouraged by the steps of Pakistan against the terrorists groups on its border with Afghanistan. The State Department spokesman … Read More



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