Tag Archives: Sanctions


China suspends US military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions US-based NGOs

12 December, 2019 2:56 pm 2:56 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Monday US military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several US non-government organisations for encouraging protesters to “engage in extremist, violent and criminal acts.” The measures were announced by China’s Foreign Ministry in response to U.S. legislation passed last week … Read More


Seven countries issue Iran-related sanctions on 25 targets

10 October, 2019 9:06 pm 9:06 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and six other countries imposed sanctions on Wednesday on 25 corporations, banks and people linked to Iran’s support for militant networks including Hezbollah, the US Treasury Department said in a statement. The targets were announced by the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) nations – which also include Bahrain, Kuwait, … Read More


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Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after deal

10 October, 2019 12:30 pm 12:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump ended sanctions against Turkey on Wednesday, drawing a line under American involvement in “blood-stained” Syria, as Turkish and Russian troops seized territory previously held by US troops and their beleaguered Kurdish allies. “Let someone else fight over this long blood-stained sand,” Trump said in a White House speech that … Read More


Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault, Syrian troops move on Manbij

10 October, 2019 4:45 pm 4:45 pm

MANBIJ, Syria (Reuters) – Turkey ignored US sanctions and pressed on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army roared into one of the most hotly contested cities abandoned by US forces in Donald Trump’s retreat. Reuters journalists accompanied Syrian government forces who entered the centre of the city of … Read More


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Warning Turkey, Trump authorises sanctions and slaps steel tariffs

10 October, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump authorised sanctions on Turkey’s leaders, re-imposed steel tariffs and ended talks on a trade deal, seeking to punish the historically for its deadly offensive into Syria. Trump announced the measures as he came under intense pressure at home for appearing to at first give the green light to … Read More


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Furious with Turkey, EU threatens sanctions, arms embargo

10 October, 2019 9:14 pm 9:14 pm

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – EU governments threatened sanctions against Turkey on Friday over its offensive in Syria, angrily rejecting President Tayyip Erdogan’s warning that he would “open the gates” and send 3.6 million refugees to Europe if they did not back him. Turkey has stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast … Read More


Rouhani says US offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for tal...

09 September, 2019 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks but Tehran has not yet accepted the offer due to the current “toxic atmosphere”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday. Rouhani, speaking on his return from the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said he met … Read More


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Cuba’s Castro, family banned from entering US for supporting Venezuel...

09 September, 2019 4:03 am 4:03 am

NEW YORK – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Cuba’s Raul Castro, along with his children, as it continues to pressure its long-time foe for supporting the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. “As First Secretary of Cuba’s Armed Forces, Castro is responsible for Cuba’s actions to prop up the former Maduro regime in Venezuela through … Read More


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Saudi oil attack: US sanctions Iran’s central bank, development fund

09 September, 2019 2:35 am 2:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran’s central bank and a development fund, following last week’s attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that Riyadh and US officials have blamed on Iran. President Donald Trump outlined the action to reporters at the White House … Read More


US imposes sanctions on N Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

09 September, 2019 2:07 am 2:07 am

WASHINGTON – The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said were behind the theft of possibly hundreds of millions of dollars and destructive cyber-attacks on infrastructure. The Treasury said the three groups — dubbed Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel — were behind major thefts from financial … Read More


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Iran’s Rouhani rules out talks with US until sanctions lifted

08 August, 2019 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will not talk to the United States until all sanctions imposed on Tehran are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump said he would meet his Iranian counterpart to try to end a nuclear standoff. Trump said on Monday he would meet Iran’s president under … Read More


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Iran imposes sanctions on US think tank and CEO

08 August, 2019 3:58 am 3:58 am

TEHRAN (92 News) – Iran’s foreign ministry Saturday imposed sanctions on the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and its CEO Mark Dubowitz for its role in promoting sanctions and “economic terrorism” against Iran. The think tank, which led criticism in Washington of Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, did not immediately respond … Read More


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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