Posts Tagged ‘sanctions’

US sanctions on Iranian election watchdog signify ‘failure, frustration & defeat’ of pressure policy – Tehran

On Friday, Iranians are electing members of its 290-seat parliament – known as the Guardian Council – for a four-year term, with some 7,000 candidates running. A day before the polling stations opened, the US Treasury Department imposed new sanctions against three members of the Council. The 12-member supervisory body consists of Islamic scholars appointed […]

A Boom Time for U.S. Sanctions

The United States, as of this writing, has 7,967 sanctions in place. Treasury Department data show them in many sizes. There are sanctions on individual people, like the Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman; on companies, like Cubacancun Cigars and Gift Shops; and even on entire governments or their branches, like on Iran and […]

Stronger than sanctions: What’s driving countries from Turkey to India to buy Russia’s S-400?

At the Lucknow DefExpo 2020 last week, Russian officials confirmed that India will receive its first shipment of S-400s by September 2021. The $5 billion deal signed in 2018 will be moving ahead despite US warnings that such a purchase could trigger sanctions under the CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act), which President Donald […]

Attorney General William Barr Vows To Impose SANCTIONS on Democrat-Run ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Attorney General William Barr has announced the Trump administration will start piling on sanctions on Democrat-run sanctuary cities in what he called a ‘significant escalation‘ against lawless Democrat policies that are designed to protect ‘criminal aliens.’ Declaring that law enforcement officers in sanctuary cities are being ‘put in harm’s way by these ideologically driven policies,’ […]

Iraq and Russia Prepare to Boost Military Ties as US Threatens Sanctions

(ZH) — In more continuing fallout over the Jan.3 assassination by drone of the IRGC’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iraq and Russia are preparing for deepening military coordination, reports the AP. Iraq’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday that increased “cooperation and coordination” is being discussed with Moscow amid worsened relations with Washington, which even last month included President Trump issuing brazen threats of “very […]

US sanctions won’t make Iran rethink its nuclear plans: AEOI spox

MNA – The spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said the US’ sanctions will never succeed in making Iran change anything about its plans for the development of its nuclear program. Behrouz Kamalvandi on Sunday called the latest round of US sanctions on Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi as “absurd” and […]

Opening of SHTA evidence of false claims by US about sanctions: Iran’s envoy

Tasnim – Iran’s UN mission spokesman Alireza Miryousefi said the opening of a humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to Iran was evidence of “false claims” that medicine and food were exempt from Washington’s illegal sanctions. This is the best evidence that the longstanding & false US claims that medicine & food are exempt […]

Imposing sanctions on AEOI chief Salehi out of US desperation

IRNA — Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Thursday that imposing sanctions on the AEOI Chief Ali Akbar Salehi is a political game and out of the US desperation. He reiterated that Iran’s peaceful nuclear programs will continue with further strength and based on the country’s demands. “The […]

US renews waivers on Iran nuclear work, but sanctions top Iran nuclear official

Reuters | Humeyra Pamuk, John Irish: The Trump administration on Thursday said it will allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear sites, arguing that their presence makes it harder for Tehran to develop nuclear weapons. But the United States also imposed sanctions on Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) and its […]

No talks with US even with sanctions removed: MP

MNA – A member of national security commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said Iran will not hold talks with Trump’s “terrorist administration” even if the US lifts sanctions against Iran. Speaking to Mehr on Monday, he said “Given the recent crime committed by the US’ terrorist state headed by Trump, we will not negotiate with the United […]

Canadian protesters call for end to US aggression and sanctions against Iran

Sputnik – A coalition of Canadian protesters and activists gathered in front of the US Consulate in Toronto, demanding an end to US aggression and sanctions against Iran. “No war with Iran. End sanctions now,” anti-war activists chanted on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon. Saman Tabasinejad of Progress Toronto, a non-profit organization advocating for […]

Iran’s top judge hails efforts to bypass sanctions

Tasnim – Iran’s Judiciary Chief Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi lauded the efforts by Iranian officials and experts to circumvent the foreign sanctions and prevent them from affecting the livelihood of the people. Speaking in a gathering of people in Iran’s central city of Yazd on Thursday, the Judiciary chief expressed gratitude to all Iranian authorities who […]

US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions on two people, six companies

Reuters – The United States on Thursday said it blacklisted two companies based in Hong Kong, one in Shanghai and one in Dubai for helping Iran’s state-owned National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) export millions of dollars of goods in violation of U.S. sanctions. The U.S. Treasury Department said it imposed sanctions on the Hong Kong-based […]

Iranian Tech Users Are Getting Knocked Off the Web by Ambiguous Sanctions

By Jillian C. York Between targeted killings, retaliatory air strikes, and the shooting of a civilian passenger plane, the last few weeks have been marked by tragedy as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iranian governments. In the wake of these events, Iranians within the country and in the broader diaspora have suffered further from […]

The World Looks to Abandon the Dollar as US Sanctions Tighten Their Grip

When the US places financial sanctions on one country, it de facto sanctions many other countries as well — including many of its allies. This is because not all countries and firms are interested in participating in the US sanctions-based foreign policy. Sanctions, after all, have become a favorite go-to strategy for American policymakers who seek […]

Iran condemns new US sanctions

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman strongly condemned the new sanctions that the US has imposed on Iranian individuals and industries. In a statement on Saturday, Abbas Mousavi vehemently condemned the new US sanctions imposed on Iranian citizens and companies, saying, “The Americans have unfortunately adopted a kind of unilateral, illegal and futile behavior, and […]

US sanctions will delay Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline but WON’T END IT, Polish PM admits

“I believe the US sanctions will delay the project but will not end it,” Mateusz Morawiecki told German newspaper Die Welt in an interview. Swiss-Dutch pipe-laying company Allseas stopped its work on the pipeline in December through fear of getting hit by the sanctions, which were adopted by the US earlier that month. Morawiecki, whose […]

Trump Threatens “Very Big Sanctions” on Iraq “Like They’ve Never Seen” If US Troops Leave

(CJ Opinion) — Following a vote by the Iraqi parliament to remove foreign troops from the nation, the US president threatened to destroy Iraq’s economy in retaliation and to refuse to leave unless an expensive military base worth billions of dollars was paid for. “If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in […]

Germany says Trump threat to impose sanctions on Iraq ‘not very helpful’

BERLIN — US President Donald Trump’s threat to slap sanctions on Iraq should Baghdad expel US troops based there “is not very helpful,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday. “I don’t think you can convince Iraq with threats, but with arguments,” Maas told Deutschlandfunk radio, warning that years-long efforts to rebuild Iraq “could all […]

Running Scared: Trump Threatens Iraq with “Great Big Sanctions” if Forced to Abandon Air base

“We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build, long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Sunday. The punitive measures that the US is ready to slap on its supposed ally in the […]

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