Posts Tagged ‘sanctions’

UniCredit to pay $1.3 billion in biggest Iran sanctions fine

Bloomberg – UniCredit SpA’s German banking unit pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that it allowed Iranian customers to conduct transactions in violation of sanctions. The bank will pay $1.3 billion as part of its settlement with several U.S. regulators, and its Austrian unit will enter into a deferred-prosecution agreement. The German business, HypoVereinsbank, will also […]

Sanctions Risks Related to Petroleum Shipments involving Iran and Syria

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Coast Guard, is issuing this advisory to alert persons globally to the significant U.S. sanctions risks for parties involved in petroleum shipments to the Government of Syria. These shipments create significant sanctions risk for […]

86% Of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Are Against U.S. Sanctions, Local Polling Shows

86% Of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Are Against U.S. Sanctions, Local Polling Shows Above Photo: Gerry Popplestone/Flickr January 29, 2019 “Information Clearing House“ –    More than eight out of ten Venezuelans oppose international intervention, both military and non-military, in their country, as well as the crippling sanctions imposed by the United States to force leftist […]

‘Direct nexus between US sanctions & death’ – UN rapporteur slams ‘economic war’ on Venezuela

In an interview with RT, de Zayas, who is also a former secretary of the UN Human Rights Council, said it was “obscene” for Washington to invoke human rights as motivation for its actions in Venezuela while it continues to wage an economic war on Venezuelan citizens. “Who is causing, who is aggravating the problem? […]

Venezuela Crisis: Former UN Rapporteur Says US Sanctions Are Killing Citizens

Venezuela Crisis: Former UN Rapporteur Says US Sanctions Are Killing Citizens Above Photo: From ‘Modern-day economic sanctions and blockades are comparable with medieval sieges of towns’ The first UN rapporteur to visit Venezuela for 21 years has told The Independent the US sanctions on the country are illegal and could amount to “crimes against humanity” under international law. Former special […]

Amnesty International Should Oppose US Economic Sanctions and Incitement of a Military Coup in Venezuela

The following letter to Amnesty International was signed by various writers, academics and political activists including Australian filmmaker, John Pilger; Canadian journalist and author, Linda McQuaig; former UN independent investigator on Venezuela, Afred de Zayas; the Venezuela-based academic Steve Ellner and journalists working the reader-supported media outlet Last year, Amnesty International was asked if it […]

The European Union decrees sanctions against Syrians that seek the reconstruction of their homeland

On 21 January 2019, the EU Council published a new list of sanctions against Syria. These sanction target businessmen or Syrian businesses that are participating in the Marota City project.‎ The European Union recognises that, apart from rare exceptions, none of the persons sanctioned under the new list have participated in any way in the […]

Media Reports “Good News”: Kids Are Dying in Venezuela, Sanctions are Working…

The Guardian’s Tom Phillips’ article Venezuela Crisis Takes Deadly Toll on Buckling Health System (January 06, 2019) is more good news for US psychopaths, such as Trump, Bolton and Pompeo. Children are dying in Venezuela. Sanctions are working! Tom is becoming the Luke Harding of Venezuela. Luke…err, Tom blames all of Venezuela’s problems on president […]

Sanctions Busting: Refineries in India Bypass US Dollar, Pay for Iranian Oil in Rupees

Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani and Indian leader Mehendra Modi enjoying an increase in bilateral trade between the two countries. Ever since the U.S. has embarked on its current phase of economic warfare against multiple countries, target nations have been driven to adopt evermore creative ways of bypassing the U.S. dollar system, and thus ‘busting’ punitive […]


Stewart and Martha Resnick are the biggest farmers in the United States Resnick is the son of an Ukranian Jewish bartender He is a lawyer Stewart ’s never driven a tractor or opened an irrigation valve. He’s never put a dusty boot on the neck of a shovel and dug down into the soil. He […]

Seizure of two Iranian ships in Kuwait has nothing to do with US sanctions

MNA – Deputy Chairman of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (IMO) said Thurs. that the today’s capture of two Iranian yachts by Kuwaiti authorities has nothing to do with the anti-Iran sanctions. Hadi Haghshenas, Deputy Chairman of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (IMO), said that two Iranian yachts were leaving Kuwaiti port of Alzowar when […]

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows “All Measures” To Circumvent Sanctions On Iran

Following Wednesday’s unexpected and dramatic full and “immediate” withdrawal of all US forces from Syria, Turkey has announced it will not play ball on Iran sanctions. According to a translation of the Turkish president’s words on Thursday during a previously planned summit with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Ankara, journalist Abdullah Bozkurt reports, Turkish president Erdogan says Turkey won’t support US […]

North Korea Slams Hostile US Sanctions and Pressure

Washington negotiates in bad faith, consistently making unacceptable demands, offering nothing in return but empty promises to be broken. A key sticking point in US/Pyongyang talks is the Trump regime’s refusal to ease sanctions – nor offer any good faith guarantees, failing to yield anything on issues mattering most to the DPRK. Last week, Russia’s […]

Trump admin to lift sanctions on firms owned by Russian oligarch Deripaska

  Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska Russian oligarch, Image Source: Wikimedia Commons   The Trump administration plans to lift sanctions on companies owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska after he significantly reduced his ownership stake in them.    The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it would lift financial sanctions on […]

Italy Avoids EU Sanctions, But Will Austerity Attract the Yellow Vests?

Italy is attempting to avoid EU sanctions by agreeing to peg its budget deficit. The country’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, announced cutting the target from 2.4% to 2.04%. “We have recovered some financial resources, we have been very prudent,” Conte said after a meeting Jean Claude Juncker on Wednesday. “And we are now using these […]

Every Single Member Of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions On Nicaragua

Every Single Member Of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions On Nicaragua Above Photo: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., flanked by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., left, and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 9, 2017. J. Scott Applewhite | AP After defeating a violent US-backed coup attempt, Nicaragua’s elected government […]

Will India Help Iran Avert U.S. Sanctions-Related Medical Crisis?

by Aveek Sen, Mojtaba Mousavi, and Udayan Tandan Zeinab, the mother of a four-year-old girl suffering from blood cancer, says that “Mina has been under medication for nearly five months. The doctor had prescribed her pills recently and Mina has to take them every night for three years straight.” Zeinab adds, “We are spending really […]

Did Huawei Violate Iran Sanctions?

Did Huawei Violate Iran Sanctions? By Professor Dr. Wang, December 13, 2018 Above Photo: keimikno/Flickr December 12, 2018 “Information Clearing House“ –     No, they didn’t. CFO Meng Wan Zhou was arrested supposedly for “violating Iran sanction”. This has to be the most grotesque distortion of justice. After all, the United States was the country which unilaterally […]

US Crosses Red Line with Arrest of Huawei CEO for ‘Breaking Iran Sanctions’

The Trump Administration continues to wage economic warfare on the world, but have they gone too far this time? The US government reached a new level of stupid this week when it ordered the arrest and extradition of Meng Wanzhou (pictured above), a Chinese citizen and CEO of telecoms giant Huawei CFO – purportedly for […]

Iran won’t discuss its OPEC quota while under sanctions: agency

Reuters – Iran will not discuss its OPEC quota as long as it is under sanctions, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted by the state news agency IRNA as saying on Wednesday. “As long as Iran is under sanctions, the Islamic Republic’s OPEC quota will not be discussed with anyone,” Zanganeh said, speaking ahead […]

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