Posts Tagged ‘sanctions’

US expels Russian diplomats and imposes sanctions for hacking

The US has announced it will expel 10 Russian diplomats and impose sanctions against dozens of people and companies, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year’s presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies. The sweeping measures announced on Thursday are meant to punish Russia for actions that US officials say cut to […]

US sanctions Russia for ‘malign’ acts, Moscow reacts angrily

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW  – The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s US election, cyber-hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged “malign” actions. The US government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred US banks from buying sovereign bonds […]

For JCPOA Re-entry, Biden Must Tear Down This Sanctions Wall

Above photo: Adao/Shutterstock. It was clear from the outset: Returning to the Iran Nuclear Deal was not a matter of nuclear technicalities or diplomatic savvy. It was and remains primarily a matter of political will and political capital. Though all eyes will be on the start of formal talks in Vienna this week, the real […]

Trump sanctions could ruin Biden’s attempt to rejoin Iran deal -analysis

Among the obstacles that might block the US and Iran from returning to their 2015 nuclear deal is the sanctions infrastructure left behind by the Trump administration. If US president Donald Trump had merely snapped back the sanctions instituted in Barack Obama’s era, it would have been much easier for US President Joe Biden’s administration […]

Iran summons Portuguese ambassador over EU sanctions

TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Portuguese Ambassador to Tehran, Carlos Costa Neves, to protest at the European Union’s “impudent” move to blacklist a number of Iranian officials and bodies. “Following the European Union’s impudent move to put the names of several Iranian officials and institutions on its list of human rights […]

EU Sanctions Iran, Netanyahu Goes On The Offensive After ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

The day following the reported Israeli attack on Iran’s Natanz Nuclear site this Monday, the European Union has decided to place sanctions on Iran over alleged human rights abuses, further fanning the flames of all out war in the Middle East. The EU has sanctioned 8 prominent Iranians and 3 entities within the Islamic Republic, […]

EU Sanctions Elite Iran Commander, 7 Others Over 2019 Protests

BRUSSELS—The European Union has imposed sanctions on eight Iranian commanders and police chiefs, including the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards, over a deadly crackdown in November 2019, the bloc said in its Official Journal on April 12. The travel bans and asset freezes are the first EU sanctions on Iran for human rights abuses […]

Iran weighs counter-sanctions, stops cooperation with EU in key areas after Brussels blacklists officials over protest crackdown

Tehran will suspend its cooperation with Brussels in several areas, the foreign ministry has announced, in response to EU sanctions on Iranian military and police chiefs over the “lethal suppression” of protesters. Iran is considering reciprocal sanctions and will stop all “comprehensive talks” with the EU on human rights, terrorism, illicit drugs and refugees, foreign […]

Does Canada’s Unilateral Sanctions Regime Violate International Law?

Above photo: iStock. Sanctions constitute a form of collective punishment and could be considered a war crime under the Fourth Geneva Convention. Is Canada breaking international law when it applies to unilateral coercive economic measures, commonly referred to as sanctions? Most countries and international law experts believe sanctions are only legitimate when approved by the […]

EU sanctions top Iranian commanders over 2019 uprising

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EU-brokered Iran nuclear talks progressing, but sanctions remain a sticking point

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State Dept says US prepared to lift Iran sanctions, but warns of ‘long road ahead’ amid indirect talks to revive nuclear pact

The US State Department has signaled willingness to drop sanctions on Iran that conflict with the 2015 nuclear pact, but suggested Tehran would still have to make concessions of its own – a notion that Iran previously rejected. “We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the JCPOA, including by […]

U.S. ready to partially lift Iran sanctions to push return to nuclear accord

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Chinese diplomat urges U.S. to lift all illegal sanctions against Iran

TEHRAN – A Chinese envoy on Tuesday urged the United States to lift all illegal sanctions against Iran and its “long-arm jurisdiction” against third-party entities and individuals, including those from China, CGTN reported. The Chinese envoy made remarks during the talks on the Iran nuclear deal in Vienna. Senior diplomats from China, France, Germany, Russia, […]

Biden lifts Trump sanctions on ICC prosecutors

The Biden administration has lifted sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko. Former president Donald Trump imposed the sanctions via Executive Order in June 2020, after it was announced that the court would investigate potential U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan. The ICC has also launched a probe into whether Israel committed war […]

Biden’s Iran envoy: U.S. has to lift sanctions inconsistent with nuclear deal 

TEHRAN – Washington has to lift those sanctions that are inconsistent with the 2015 nuclear deal if Iran is prepared to reverse its retaliatory measures in reducing its commitments to the deal, Robert Malley, President Biden’s special envoy for Iran, has said. Malley’s remarks came after the Joint Commission of the JCPOA, which is led by […]

Iran Rejects ‘Step-By-Step’ Lifting of Sanctions – Press TV

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/ Iran’s government wants the United States to lift all sanctions on its country and rejects any “step-by-step” easing of the restrictions, Iranian state broadcaster Press TV reported on Saturday. The two countries […]

European Union lauds US decision to drop sanctions against ICC prosecutor

The European Union on Saturday welcomed the United States’ lifting of sanctions imposed by former leader Donald Trump on the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor. Trump’s top diplomat hit Fatou Bensouda and another senior court official with financial sanctions and visa bans last year after the prosecutor launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by […]

Iran’s foreign ministry rejects ‘step-by-step’ lifting of sanctions

Iran’s government wants the United States to lift all sanctions on its country and rejects any “step-by-step” easing of the restrictions, Iranian state broadcaster Press TV reported on Saturday. The two countries said on Friday they would hold indirect talks in Vienna from next week as part of broader negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear […]

Iran rejects ‘step-by-step’ lifting of U.S. sanctions, state media reports

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Washington Revokes ‘Inappropriate and Ineffective’ Sanctions on ICC, Blinken Says

Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda attends a trial at the ICC (International Criminal Court) in The Hague, the Netherlands, July 8, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Eva Plevier / Pool / File. i24 News – The US has revoked the sanctions against International Criminal Court (ICC) staff, US State Secretary Antony Blinken said in a statement on […]

Biden administration lifts Trump sanctions on ICC officials

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UK Plays Victim Over China Sanctions And Feigns Interest In Muslim Human Rights

Time and time again we have seen Western governments accuse others of Human Rights violations that they themselves have been heavily implicated in. From France during its settler colonial occupation of Algeria, to the US in order to invade Iraq, now it’s UK playing the role of the defenders of Uyghur Muslims in order to […]

China in Focus (March 29): China Sanctions US, Canadian Officials

China issues new sanctions for U.S. officials and members of Canada’s parliament. To boycott or not to boycott? It’s a dilemma some Chinese sports associations are facing over footwear brand Nike. Hundreds of million-dollar contracts link them to the American brand. Fashion brand Hugo Boss is dealing with trouble over cotton from Xinjiang. Its back-and-forth […]

Sanctions and Sanctions: U.S. and its allies hit China

The U.S. and its allies – Canada, Britain and the European Union – on Monday announced sanctions on several Chinese officials alleged to have links to what U.S. officials say is a “genocidal” campaign against Uyghur Muslims. The U.S.-led multi-national, coordinated sanctions drew condemnation and some immediate retaliatory sanctions from China. The moves offered a […]

North Korea slams EU sanctions as ‘psychotic’

North Korea slammed EU sanctions imposed against its senior officials earlier this week as a “despicable political provocation” and the result of “a psychotic way of thinking”. The EU Council said Monday it will slap sanctions on a dozen individuals and four entities in six countries – including China, Russia and North Korea – for […]

EU foreign ministers to discuss sanctions on China and Myanmar

EU foreign ministers were on Monday set to meet in Brussels to consider sanctions against several nations, the southern neighbourhood, and relations with Turkey. At the gathering of the Foreign Affairs Council, hosted by EU High Representative Josep Borrell, measures against five countries will be top of the agenda, including Myanmar and China over human […]

Iran’s supreme leader: ‘No credibility’ in US promises, only full lifting of sanctions would work

Tehran has zero trust in any promises from Washington, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said, signaling that he does not actually believe the US will lift its sanctions. The persistent US-Iran issues of the comatose 2015 nuclear deal and Washington-imposed sanctions were touched upon by Khamenei in a televised speech on Sunday. Vague […]

Ayatollah Khamenei calls on U.S. to lift all sanctions

TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei reiterated Iran’s position on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, calling on the United States to lift all sanctions before Iran returns to its commitments under the deal. “Americans must remove all sanctions and then we will verify. If [the sanctions] are removed in the […]

Iran’s Khamenei: U.S. promises are not credible, sanctions must be lifted before return to nuclear deal

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