Posts Tagged ‘sanctions’

Turkey names banker US convicted of Iran sanctions-dodging as head of stock exchange

   A Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran avoid US sanctions has been named head of the Turkish stock exchange in a defiant gesture to Washington as US President Donald Trump threatens Ankara with its own sanctions. Hakan Atilla has been appointed general manager of Borsa Istanbul, Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak announced on Monday. […]

Iran envoy: Trust in Int’l treaties eroded by re-imposition of US sanctions

Tasnim – Iran’s ambassador to the Netherlands said the US president’s personal decision to re-impose sanctions against the Islamic Republic after withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal undermined trust in international treaties and organizations. “The re-imposition of the cruel and unilateral (US) sanctions (on Iran) is in clear breach of the United Nations Security Council […]

Mild US sanctions against Turkey

In the course of a telephone conversation, President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agreed that the Turkish army would not take Ain al-Arab, a Syrian border town known in the West under its German (and not Kurdish) name of Kobane [1] which has since become a symbol. At the end of 2015, […]

US prosecutors accuse Turkey’s Halkbank of scheme to evade Iran sanctions

Reuters  –  U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged Turkey’s majority state-owned Halkbank (HALKB.IS) with taking part in a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran – an indictment that may complicate tension between NATO allies Washington and Ankara. The charges unsealed in federal court in Manhattan mirror those against one of Halkbank’s former executives, Mehmet […]

Trump Imposes Sanctions on Turkey in Response to Ankara’s “Operation Peace Spring” in Syria

On Monday, after a weekend of bloody chaos in northeastern Syrian brought on by Turkey’s cross border military incursion “Operation Peace Spring” which included airstrikes, ISIS prison breaks, and a continuation of the exodus we’ve seen over the past few days of over a hundred thousand civilians fleeing their homes, President Trump signed an Executive […]

Trump: ‘Big sanctions on Turkey coming’

Related Posts Turkey names banker US convicted of Iran sanctions-dodging as head of stock exchange    A Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran avoid US sanctions has been named head Turkey to resume assault on Kurds in Syria with ‘more determination’ if US doesn’t keep its promises – Erdogan Erdogan said Turkey will resume the […]

Proposed US Sanctions against Turkey. Why? Washington Supports Turkish Aggression in Northeast Syria

US sanctions are war by other means on targeted countries. The Senate, House, and White House are preparing them on Turkey — nothing imposed so far. They’re unrelated to Ankara’s alliance with US war on the Syrian Arab Republic, nor support by Erdogan, the US, and allied regimes for ISIS, al-Nusra, and likeminded terrorists in […]

House Republicans Threaten Turkey Sanctions As Trump Vows "We’re Slowly Getting Out Of Middle East"

Though there remains deep Congressional division over President Trump’s Syria actions, a group of Republican US House members are moving forward to introduce sanctions against Turkey in response to its incursion against America’s Kurdish partners in northern Syria, at a moment Turkey’s army has stepped up air and artillery strikes along a “border on fire,” as reports […]

UN urged to condemn US sanctions on Iranian space bodies

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‘Sanctions from hell’ good but tariffs terrible? Washington’s embargo obsession shows lack of ideas

Both Democrats and Republicans spoke up against President Donald Trump’s decision on Monday to move back some of the US troops stationed – illegally – in Syria, declaring that this would be a death knell to the Kurdish militias the US has used as boots on the ground against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists. […]

‘You Are Lying’: Why I Confronted Trump’s Destructive Architect Of Sanctions Against Iran

‘You Are Lying’: Why I Confronted Trump’s Destructive Architect Of Sanctions Against Iran Above Photo: Codepink Last week I exposed the architect of the U.S.’s deadly ‘maximum pressure’ sanctions policy, Sigal Mandelker, in front of the United Against a Nuclear Iran conference in New York City. The maximum pressure sanctions policy is responsible for the […]

A Blow to US… China to Invest $280bn in Iran Sectors Targeted by Sanctions

China is planning to invest $280 billion in Iran’s oil, gas, and petrochemical sectors that are being affected by US sanctions, according to Petroleum Economist magazine. The energy affairs magazine quoted a senior source who was linked to the Iranian Oil Ministry, as stating that this enormous investment represents a key point in a new […]

UK settles Iranian bank’s damages claim via 3rd country to sidestep US sanctions – reports

Iran’s largest private bank, in which the Iranian government owns a 20 percent stake, sued the UK government over sanctions it imposed back in 2009. The bank had originally sought $3.9 billion in damages, but the sum was reportedly later decreased to $1.6 billion with interest. Media reports state that the payment was conducted late this […]

US sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah deepen Lebanon’s economic crisis

BEIRUT — The conflict between Iran and the US that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah and warned they could soon expand to its allies, further deepening the tiny Arab country’s economic crisis. The Trump administration has […]

Iran nuclear deal can be saved by goodwill not sanctions: Slovakia’s IAEA hopeful says

Reuters – The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the remaining signatories can still be saved after the U.S. withdrawal but Iran must return to the full implementation of its commitments and in return be offered some goodwill instead of sanctions, the Slovak candidate to head the United Nation’s nuclear agency said on Thursday. “The […]

Iranian home buyers dodge sanctions, make Turkey their plan B

Reuters | Emily Wither, Ezgi Erkoyun: Iranians in Turkey are finding ways to sidestep laws in their home country to buy properties and get Turkish passports, hoping to protect their savings even as the United States ramps up sanctions on Iran. As they find ways around Iran’s money-transfer restrictions, the spike in home-buying has propelled Iranians […]

Fighting the sanctions

Related Posts Turkey names banker US convicted of Iran sanctions-dodging as head of stock exchange    A Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran avoid US sanctions has been named head Iran envoy: Trust in Int’l treaties eroded by re-imposition of US sanctions Tasnim – Iran’s ambassador to the Netherlands said the US president’s personal decision […]

Rouhani claims US offered to scrap sanctions in exchange for talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claimed Friday that the US offered to lift all sanctions against Tehran if Iran agreed to come to the table for nuclear talks, the Reuters news agency reported. The claim was immediately denied by US President Donald Trump. “The German chancellor, the prime minister of England (Britain) and the president of […]

Iran was promised that ‘all’ US sanctions would be lifted in return for talks, Rouhani claims

According to Rouhani, European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal urged him to meet with US President Donald Trump, promising that Washington would lift “all” sanctions in return. “Three out of the six countries, that is the chancellor of Germany, prime minister of Britain, and president of France, all insisted for the meeting to be […]

US sanctions China over Iran oil purchase

The Unites States has imposed new sanctions on Chinese firms and individuals over violation the US illegal sanctions on Iran. The US Treasury Department announced Wednesday that five Chinese nationals and six entities, including two Cosco Shipping Corporation subsidiaries, were targeted in the new measure. “And we are telling China, and all nations: know […]

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