Posts Tagged ‘sanctions’

US sanctions failed to force Iran to buckle: Report

A report in Bloomberg, a leading global economic and business website, says Iran is successfully weathering an economic crisis caused by massive US sanctions thanks to reforms in the currency market and other measures. The report published Tuesday said Iran was showing no sign of retreat in the face of American sanctions that came last […]

Trump’s sanctions have come at a cost for America: US experts

Experts say the United States has been at a loss in the foreign relations and economic areas under President Donald Trump as a result of his excessive reliance on the policy of sanctions against other countries. Although past US administrations have relied on sanctions, Trump has used them in excess at a cost to […]

US sanctions are killing cancer patients in Iran

Last month, the U.S. Department of State released a video addressed to the people of Iran. In the video, Trump administration official Brian Hook claims that it is a “myth” that sanctions target Iran’s access to medicine. For more than a decade, my fellow Iranian medical professionals and I have been struggling to protect patients from the […]

Punishing the World With Sanctions

Sanctions are economic warfare, pure and simple. As an alternative to a direct military attack on a country that is deemed to be misbehaving they are certainly preferable, but no one should be under any illusions regarding what they actually represent. They are war by other means and they are also illegal unless authorized by […]

Russia’s investment rating rises even in the face of sanctions

   Global rating agency Fitch upgraded Russia’s investment grade rating on Friday to ‘BBB’ from ‘BBB-‘, citing ‍strengthened policy mix, robust fiscal and external balance sheets, which it said will help the country cope with heightened sanctions risk​. Russia’s finance ministry welcomed the decision. “We believe that the Fitch decision will become a legitimate reason […]

MSM ignores massive anti-sanctions protest rallies in Venezuela

   Leading English-language news organizations have provided extensive and dramatic coverage of anti-government protests in Venezuela, but mostly ignored large-scale rallies against US sanctions, which took place over the weekend. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans flooded the streets of the country’s capital, Caracas, on Saturday to denounce the economic blockade and sanctions imposed by the […]

US sanctions against Venezuela blatantly ‘constitute acts of war’: Don DeBar

The US sanctions that have been imposed against Venezuela are blatantly illegal, and they “constitute acts of war and collective punishment, forbidden under the UN Charter,” American journalist and political commentator Don DeBar has said. The United Nations’ human rights chief has warned that the latest US sanctions against Venezuela will worsen the situation […]

Sanctions on Zarif proves Iran’s diplomatic might : Syrian envoy

IRNA- Syrian Ambassador to Tehran said on Wednesday that the US sanction against Iran’s foreign minister demonstrates the might of the Iranian diplomacy. “The US sanction against Mohammad Javad Zarif is a clear sign of power, authority and effectiveness of the Iranian diplomacy in confronting the US government’s policies that seek to change realities, mislead […]

Soleimani at Iran’s Foreign Ministry: US Sanctions on Zarif Are Insane, Sign of Defeat

  By Staff The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani stressed that the US sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are “insane” and “a sign of defeat. In his IRGC uniform, Soleimani went to visit the Iranian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Tehran. Addressing Zarif, Soleimnai hailed Zarif’s […]

Erdogan calls US sanctions on Iran ‘ineffective’

MNA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that US sanctions on Iran are ineffective. He made the remarks at the 11th Ambassadors’ Conference in the capital Ankara. Turkish president also reiterated that the US sanctions against Iran don’t help restoration of regional peace and stability. Elsewhere in his address, Erdogan said that Turkey’s […]

US sanctions against Iran’s health sector crime against humanity: Health minister

Iran’s Minister of Health Saeed Namaki says sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran’s health sector amount to crime against humanity. The Iranian minister made the remarks in a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart, Jamil Jabak, in Tehran on Monday, saying, “Measures taken by the US administration in banning [access to] medicines […]

Economic Sanctions Will Kill Tens Of Thousands Of Innocent Iranians

Economic Sanctions Will Kill Tens Of Thousands Of Innocent Iranians Above Photo: Trump reinstate sanctions against Iran (White House photo by Shealah Craighead) The illegal economic sanctions that the Trump administration has imposed on Iran are ruining its economy by increasing the inflation rate—from nine percent before the sanctions to 35-40 percent today—as well as unemployment, […]

Trump imposes new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning

US President Donald Trump has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia over accusations that Moscow was involved in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain last year. According to a report published by The New York Times, Trump signed on Thursday an executive order whereby the US Treasury […]

Gov’t spox: Sanctions on Zarif indicate Iran’s policy penetration in US

The US act to shut Iran’s voice showed that in spite of some claims, Iranian diplomacy has the capacity of penetrating the American society, Rabie wrote on his Twitter account. US’ phobia of Zarif indicated their weakness of diplomacy and real negotiations, he added. Any Iranian person who questions foundation of sanctions by relying on […]

EU to continue working with Zarif despite US sanctions

MNA – The European Union said Thursday it regrets the US decision to impose sanctions against Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and vowed to continue working with him. “We regret this decision,” said Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela, a spokesman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini according to AFP. “From our side, we will […]

US sanctions designed to make ordinary people in Iran suffer, analyst says

The main goal behind the US sanctions against Iran is to make ordinary people suffer, political analyst Seyyed Mohammad Marandi tells Press TV. Source Article from Related Posts EU ready for no-deal Brexit while UK will suffer most – European Commission spokesperson    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated on numerous occasions that he […]

Sanctions on Khamenei? Ending the myth of the ‘Millionaire Mullah’

July 27, 2019 by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog (cross-posted with PressTV) There are many pieces of nonsense about Iran which are fervently believed in the West but which have zero credibility inside Iran. “Millionaire Mullahs” is a concept which has captivated the Western imagination, even though it has no basis in reality. The […]

Non-Aligned Movement calls on US to end sanctions policy

Jesus Silva Press TV, Caracas The Non-Aligned Movement summit, which came to a close in Venezuela, has called on the United States to end its sanctions policy. Delegations from 120 countries urged more unity and cooperation to counter hostile US policies and its interference in countries’ affairs. Jesus Silva reports from Caracas. Source Article […]

‘Not a threat or a bluff’: Turkey promises tit-for-tat response if US imposes sanctions over S-400s

The first deliveries of Russian surface-to-air S-400 defense systems arrived in Turkey earlier in July, as part of a deal which drew criticism from the United States even before it was settled. After the deliveries began, the US cut Turkey off from its F-35 program, stating that the stealth fighter “cannot coexist” alongside the Russian […]

As sanctions choke Iran, Hezbollah said deploying for war on Israel’s border

As tensions rose in the Persian Gulf over the weekend with Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker, several commanders of Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy, said they were deploying forces for possible war with Israel, warning that the growing pressure from sanctions on Tehran could trigger such a conflict sooner rather than later. […]

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