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PM asks Trump to lift sanctions on Iran till COVID-19 pandemic is over

03 March, 2020 6:26 pm 6:26 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Sunday has appealed to US President Donald Trump to lift sanctions on Iran till coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is over. The prime minister took his social media micro-blogging website twitter account and requested from the US president to to lift sanctions against Iran on humanitarian grounds … Read More


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US. will not lift sanctions to negotiate with Iran, Trump

01 January, 2020 12:56 pm 12:56 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States will not lift sanctions on Iran in order to negotiate, US. President Donald Trump tweeted late on Saturday, seemingly in response to a Der Spiegel interview with Iran’s foreign minister. “Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran wants to negotiate with The United States, but wants sanctions removed. @FoxNews @OANN No … Read More


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US imposes more sanctions on Iran after missile attacks in Iraq

01 January, 2020 12:49 pm 12:49 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States imposed more sanctions on Iran on Friday in retaliation for its missile attack on US forces in Iraq this week and vowed to tighten the economic screws if Tehran continued “terrorist” acts or pursued a nuclear bomb. The targets of the sanctions included Iran’s manufacturing, mining and textile sectors … Read More


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US sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir

12 December, 2019 12:38 pm 12:38 pm

DOHA (Reuters) – The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday. “Malaysia does not support the reimposition of the unilateral sanctions by the US against Iran,” he told the Doha Forum, also attended by Qatar Emir Tamim … Read More


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