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US enacts sanctions targeting Iranian shipping, arms proliferation

Browse > Home / News / US enacts sanctions targeting Iranian shipping, arms proliferation January 17, 2021 by JNS Read on for article In the final days of the Trump administration, the United States on Friday imposed sanctions targeting Iran’s shipping sector and conventional arms proliferation. Iranian flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Companies in Iran, China […]

UN Expert: End US Sanctions On Syria

[embedded content] Crippling US sanctions on Syria are illegal and hurting civilians. US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions on Syria. Under […]

‘Legacy of isolation & defeat’: Cuba slams US over sanctions on interior minister for alleged ‘human rights abuse’

Washington has imposed a new round of sanctions on Cuba’s Interior Ministry, also blacklisting the agency’s head over his alleged role in “human rights abuses.” Havana condemned the move as “coercive” and “illegitimate.” The US Treasury Department announced the new penalties on Friday, claiming the ministry and its chief, Alvarez Casas, “have directly or indirectly” […]

US sanctions six Hong Kong officials over their alleged role in security law arrests

The US is blacklisting six Hong Kong officials, including police chiefs, who it blames for a Beijing-led crackdown on demonstrators under the national security law, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. Police in Hong Kong arrested 53 people on January 5 in the largest action against protesters since June, after the introduction […]

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

The United States on Friday sanctioned companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates for doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and on three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation. They are the latest in a series of measures aimed at stepping up pressure on Tehran in the waning days […]

US Sanctions Foundations Controlled by Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks on television, after voting in a presidential election, in Tehran, Iran, June 12, 2009. Photo: Reuters / Caren Firouz / File. JNS.org – The Trump administration on Wednesday sanctioned two foundations controlled by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and their leaders and subsidiaries. The Execution of Imam […]

Iran demands sanctions ‘snapback’ removed in any new nuclear talks

Iran demands the removal of the so-called snapback mechanism in its nuclear accord, which could revive all UN sanctions against Tehran, in the event of new talks with world powers, a senior aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. Under the 2015 deal, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for relief […]

Iran will expel UN nuclear inspectors unless sanctions are lifted, says lawmaker

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Iran Uses Its Grip On Strait Of Hormuz To Fight Back US-imposed Sanctions

[embedded content] South Front Iran has found an original way of dealing with sanctions and limitations imposed on it by the so-called “maximum pressure” campaign launched by the Trump administration. On January 4, the Navy of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps detained a South Korea-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz over an […]

US judge blocks Trump sanctions targeting ICC, human rights lawyers

A US judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from sanctioning human rights lawyers for supporting the work of the world’s war crimes tribunal, the International Criminal Court. US District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan issued a preliminary injunction against the White House from imposing criminal or civil penalties against four law professors under […]

US Economic Sanctions On Cuba In The context Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Above photo: Cuban Health Specialists arriving in South Africa to help curb the spread of COVID-19. GovernmentZA via Creative Commons. On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.  Shortly after that, on Friday, March 26, during his participation in a virtual summit of leaders from the G20 countries, UN Secretary-General António Guterres […]

Urgent Call To End The Illegal Sanctions

US sanctions are suffocating the world. The Progressive International calls the UN to end them. We call on António Guterres (UN Secretary General), Michelle Bachelet (UN High Commissioner for Human rights) and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo of Guyana (Chair of the G-77) to take urgent steps to put an end to the unilateral, illegal (primary […]

‘No doubt’ American sanctions will be lifted by Biden, Iran’s President says

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that there is “no doubt” in his mind that America will lift sanctions and return to its nuclear deal commitments under the incoming Biden administration.  Rouhani has been increasingly vocal in recent weeks about Iran’s willingness to work with America and other Western countries to expand ties, rejoin the […]

Turkey says won’t back down on S-400 purchase despite ‘hostile’ U.S. sanctions

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With Biden and troubles in Europe, U.S. sanctions on Turkey are only the beginning

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Biden’s team denounced Iran, but will they put sanctions where their mouth is?

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Ankara likely to cooperate with US after sanctions- analysts

Turkey on Monday condemned US sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft weapon systems as a “grave mistake” and threatened to retaliate over a move it said would harm ties between the NATO allies.>>For more stories visit The Media Line Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the sanctions were illegitimate and showed arrogance toward […]

U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey over purchase of Russian air-defenses

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Sanctions kill people they’re supposed to be protecting and undermine entire system of human rights & humanitarian aid – UN

Unilateral sanctions kill, sicken and starve people in the nations that are targeted and make humanitarian work increasingly difficult and risky, a UN rapporteur has said, in a damning assessment. The Covid-19 pandemic could have brought humanity together in cooperation to combat the deadly disease. Instead, 2020 has seen an expansion of the use of […]

Turkish lira falls after sources say U.S. to impose sanctions over Russian defense system

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A tough course to digest: EU leaders ponder Turkey sanctions over dinner

EU leaders are anticipating a dinner on Thursday night with a very heavy course: relations with Turkey. They are expected to ask for the preparation of additional sanctions against the country, following an earlier decision at a meeting in October. But it won’t be easy to agree how far to go. The latest draft text […]

EU set to approve sanctions over Turkish gas drilling in the eastern Mediterranean

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Iran says US sanctions hinder access to COVID-19 vaccines

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that U.S. sanctions are making it difficult for Iran to purchase medicine and health supplies from abroad, including COVID-19 vaccines needed to contain the worst outbreak in the Middle East. President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed crippling sanctions on Iran’s banking sector and its vital oil and gas industry […]

US slaps sanctions on Iranian envoy to Yemen’s Houthi rebels

Washington has imposed terrorism-related sanctions on Iran’s envoy to the Houthi rebels, claiming that his recent appointment shows Tehran’s unwillingness to resolve the five-year conflict in Yemen. By sending envoy Hasan Irlu to Yemen, Iran became the first nation to officially recognize the Houthis’ rule in the country. The appointment “demonstrates the Iranian regime’s indifference […]

US preparing new sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong – sources

The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on at least a dozen Chinese officials over their alleged role in Beijing’s disqualification of elected opposition legislators in Hong Kong, according to three sources, including a US official familiar with the matter.The move, which could come as soon as Monday, will target officials from the Chinese […]

US State Dept sanctions Chinese govt officials over ‘coercive influence activities’

The US State Department has announced yet another round of sanctions on Chinese officials said to be involved in “coercive influence activities,” demanding Beijing cease suppressing ‘freedom of expression.’ The department has sanctioned several Chinese officials, accusing them of using coercion and intimidation to “suppress freedom of expression,” according to a statement from Secretary of […]

Turkish lira slips as US moves closer to sanctions over S-400s

Turkey’s lira briefly slipped on Friday after US lawmakers included mandatory Turkish sanctions in a defense spending bill that moves Washington a step closer to punishing its NATO ally for buying Russian S-400 missile defenses last year. The final version of the $740 billion annual US defense spending legislation would oblige the White House to […]

Turkish lira slips as U.S. moves closer to sanctions over S-400s

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Biden: We will lift Iran sanctions if they comply with nuclear deal

President-elect Joe Biden stood by his view that his administration would lift sanctions if Tehran returned to “strict compliance with the nuclear deal,” when asked about Iran in an interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Last month, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country would fully implement its 2015 nuclear deal […]

US offers $5m. reward for info on China ignoring sanctions on N.Korea

The US State Department on Tuesday accused China of “flagrant violation” of its obligation to enforce international sanctions on North Korea and said Washington would offer rewards of up to $5 million for information about sanctions evasions.Speaking to Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank, Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Korea State Alex […]

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