Posts Tagged ‘sanctions’

US sanctions hindering int’l cooperation on fight against drug trafficking: Iran FM

IRNA – The US unilateral sanctions and economic war against the Iranian nation is impeding the country’s international cooperation particularly the international campaign against drug trafficking, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. Zarif made the remarks addressing a conference in Tehran on the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Trafficking and […]

The Mechanism of Economic Sanctions: Changing Perceptions and Euphemisms

“Economic sanctions”, a mode of coercion in international relations resuscitated in recent years, has prompted renewed and lively scholarly interest in the subject. Why have such measures become so popular? One answer is that they “constitute a means of exerting international influence that is more powerful than diplomatic mediation but lies below the threshold of […]

Actions: No War, No Coup, End The Sanctions, Troops Home Now

Actions: No War, No Coup, End The Sanctions, Troops Home Now UNAC supports the call from several member groups for local protests on or around the weekend of July 13 and 14 calling for No War on Iran, No U.S. Coup in Venezuela, End Sanctions Now, Bring all U.S. Troops home now. We urge you […]

US Sanctions Violate Human Rights And International Code Of Conduct

US Sanctions Violate Human Rights And International Code Of Conduct Above Photo: Torbjorn Toby Jorgensen/Flickr GENEVA (6 May 2019) – An independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council has expressed deep concern at the recent imposition of unilateral coercive measures on Cuba, Venezuela and Iran by the United States, saying the use of economic sanctions […]

US considers three sanctions packages on Turkey over Russian S-400 systems

US President Donald Trump’s administration is weighing three packages of sanctions against Turkey over Ankara’s decision to acquire advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems. Citing three unnamed people familiar with the matter, English-language Bloomberg television news network, reported on Wednesday that the most severe package under discussion between officials at the National Security Council and […]

UK settles sanctions dispute with Iranian bank

Tasnim – The British government settled a 1.25 billion pound ($1.6 billion) damages claim brought by Iran’s largest private bank in a last-minute out-of-court deal following a dispute over sanctions. Bank Mellat, which is 20% owned by the Iranian government and 80% privately held, said on Tuesday the legal row had been resolved for an […]

Iran has devised good strategies to overcome sanctions: VP

Tasnim – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri reiterated the country’s policy to resist the US sanctions and said the Islamic Republic has devised good strategies to overcome the economic pressures. Iran is experiencing “special conditions” due to pressures imposed by the US and some regional countries, Jahangiri told reporters in the northern city of Zanjan […]

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage that Is Deadly, Illegal and Ineffective

While the mystery of who is responsible for sabotaging the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman remains unsolved, it is clear that the Trump administration has been sabotaging Iranian oil shipments since May 2, when it announced its intention to “bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue.” […]

Trump Offered to Suspend Sanctions While Negotiating with Iran, Khamenei Rejected the Offer: More Attacks Expected

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo conveyed a message from US President Donald Trump to the Iranian leadership, asking the release of 5 US prisoners and inviting Iran to sit around a negotiation table, adding “he [Donald Trump] would be ready to suspend all sanctions only during the negotiations”. No guarantee was offered to freeze or revoke the sanctions. […]

US keeps Iraq as mediator by extending sanctions waiver: MP

IRNA – An Iraqi lawmaker Mithaq Ibrahim believes that Iran’s powerful resistance against the US pressures and Washington’s need to Baghdad’s mediation are the main reasons the US has exempted Iraq form anti-Iran sanctions. Mithaq Ibrahim, a member of committee of economy and investment at Iraq’s parliament, told reporters on Sunday that the US’s move […]

Iran, Turkey presidents express opposition to sanctions, unilateralism

Presidents of Iran and Turkey have expressed their opposition to any kind of sanctions and unilateralism in international relations. Iran is keen to expand relations with Turkey in all fields, particularly in economic and trade sectors, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines […]

Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month

By Joe Emersberger Reuters (5/22/19) attributes the idea that US sanctions are causing a health crisis in Venezuela to Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado. I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, “Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis” (5/22/19). Her article depicted the impact of […]

Lira Slides After Turkey Vows It Will Retaliate To US Sanctions Over S-400

Two weeks ago, when Trump started rolling out tariffs left and right as a political punishment weapon for any sovereigns who presented hurdles to White House policies (like Mexico), we predicted which country would likely be next on Trump’s list of tariffs: Turkey. Next on Trump’s train of terrifying tariffs: Turkey — zerohedge (@zerohedge) May […]

#ICYMI: US weaponizes economy with volleys of intercontinental ballistic sanctions against bad guys

Launching intercontinental ballistic sanctions is much less messy than sending in troops and if used correctly can last for decades with minimal effort. The only problem is you can’t use sanctions against your allies which is extremely inconvenient, or at least it was, until Trump simply renamed sanctions and started calling them tariffs! Perfect! ICYMI […]

Sanctions not to prevent country from development, progress

MNA – Vice President and Head of Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad-Bagher Nobakht said that sanctions do not prevent country from progressing. He made the remarks on Tue. on the sidelines of his visit to Shahid Hemmat Highway project in Alborz province and added, “currently, effective steps have been taken to commission two giant projects […]

Seoul urges lifting US sanctions on Iran and South Korean firms

IRNA – The South Korean Economy and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki in a meeting with his American counterpart called for lifting US sanctions on South Korean firms doing business with Iran. According to South Korean media, speaking in a meeting with US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin which was held on the sidelines of […]

Venezuela to use ruble in trade with Russia to bypass US sanctions

“Unilateral American sanctions are preventing us from using US dollars to settle,” the official told Sputnik on Saturday, the last day of the annual business summit. “So we have developed a mechanism so that we can fulfil our obligations to Russian, and it will operate in rubles.” Also on 7 times Putin apparently trounced […]

US Forces Destroy Syrian Oil While Enforcing Sanctions

The U.S. military attacked three Syrian oil tankers, destroying all and killing four of their drivers.  The tankers were carrying Syrian oil, pumped from Syrian oil wells, and driving on Syrian territory.  The U.S. justified the attack and murders while enforcing the U.S. sanctions against Syria, which prohibit the purchase or importation of any oil.  […]

Despite int’l sanctions, Myanmar officials attend Tel Aviv weapons expo

Israel continues to supply arms and training to the regime in Myanmar, despite its genocide against the Rohingya people. Myanmar military representatives at the ISDEF 2019 expo in Tel Aviv on June 4, 2019. Representatives of Myanmar’s military attended Israel’s largest, government-supported security and weapons conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. The officials arrived […]

New U.S. Sanctions Spark Blowback Against Federal Reserve Note Dollar System

By Clint Siegner U.S. leaders are demanding the rest of the world recognize economic sanctions and stop buying Iranian oil. The U.K., Germany, France, Russia, China, and India are among the nations who don’t fully support the sanctions and would rather not pay higher prices for oil elsewhere. American officials more and more often resort […]

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