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The United States Is Doubling Down On Deadly Sanctions

Above photo: Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters. New Treasury Report Ordered by President Biden Shows US is Intensifying its Economic Warfare Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic. Washington, DC – The 2021 Sanctions Review Report released by the United States Department of the Treasury on October 18 is an ominous warning. This unsigned report should set off international alarm […]

US Sanctions Cambodian Leaders Amid US-China Rivalry

The Southeast Asian country of Cambodia, inhabited by 16 million people, and still recovering from the decades of turmoil that surrounded America’s war with Vietnam, finds itself once again targeted by the US for standing in the way of Washington’s regional ambitions.  At first glance by ordinary readers, the Radio Free Asia (RFA) article, “US […]

U.S. Drops Donald Trump-Imposed Sanctions Against Two Iran Companies

The Biden administration announced Saturday sanctions imposed by Donald Trump against two Iranian companies that backed Tehran’s illicit nuclear missile programs will be lifted immediately. UPI reports the U.S. Treasury Department removed Mammut Industries and its subsidiary, Mammut Diesel, from its Specially Designated Nationals list. The Trump administration sanctioned the companies in September 2020 along with several shareholders and […]

Canada Breaks Sanctions Imposed on Iran: Recommends Administration of Iranian Vaccine

Posted on October 8, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians  October 8, 2021  By Staff In a guidance document titled: “COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated Outside of Ontario/Canada”, Canada’s Ministry of Health [MOH] officially authorizes Iran’s Barekat COVID-19 vaccine – an indirect recognition of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s efforts in the medical field as well as in […]

Iran ready to resolve global energy crisis if sanctions lifted: minister

TEHRAN – Iranian Oil Minister Javad Oji has said the country is ready to resolve the global energy crisis provided that the oppressive U.S. sanctions are lifted. “The Islamic Republic has shown several times its goodwill to help stabilize the oil market and resolve the global energy crisis, but the oppressive U.S. sanctions hinder us […]

Stop US Sanctions: ‘You Don’t Feel Them, But They Are Killing Our People’

NOTE: In April of this year, my family had a medical emergency that required most of my time and attention. The result is that I am now the sole legal and physical guardian of two young children with significant needs. I hope to return to writing a regular newsletter now that they are in school. […]

EU powerless in face of U.S. sanctions on Russia and Iran: expert

EU powerless in face of U.S. sanctions on Russia and Iran: expert – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A consultant in European and international affairs believes that the EU is absent and powerless when it comes to U.S. unilateral sanctions against other countries. “The position of the European Union is absent and powerless on the American sanctions […]

Kuwait: legal expert comments on US sanctions 

A senior legal expert in Kuwait has commented on the Biden administration’s imposition of sanctions on two Kuwaiti citizens for their involvement in support for Hezbollah and Iran. The US Treasury announced the sanctions on Friday against a new network which is alleged to support, finance, and launder money for Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and Iran’s […]

ICCIMA head calls on govt. to pursue privatization, lifting sanctions

ICCIMA head calls on govt. to pursue privatization, lifting sanctions – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) has called on the government to support production by pursuing the removal of the U.S. sanction and implementing privatization. Making the remarks during the 16th ICCIMA board meeting on Sunday, […]

US Sen. Says “Unnerving” to See Sanctions Meaningless Amid Iran Fuel Shipments to Lebanon

September 18, 2021  By Staff, Agencies A senior US Senate member has acknowledged that America’s tough sanctions against Lebanon have been largely ineffective as the Arab country has been receiving desperately-needed fuel from Iran, which is itself under severe sanctions imposed by Washington. In a Twitter post on Friday, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign […]

US Sanctions Iranian Operatives Over Alleged Plot to Kidnap Journalist

WASHINGTON—The United States has sanctioned four Iranian intelligence operatives behind a failed plot to kidnap a U.S. journalist and human rights activist, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday. The sanctions come after U.S. prosecutors in July charged the four with plotting to kidnap the New York-based journalist who was critical of Tehran. Reuters previously […]

Resistance Shoulders Economic Responsibilities As the US Administration’s Sanctions Cripple Lebanon

August 26, 2021 By Mohammad Youssef The US economic financial war and tightened blockade against the countries that opposes Washington politics and strategies has become a fixed American policy; Lebanon is no exception in this context. Even though the US administration designates Lebanon as a friendly state and claims to have the best relations with […]

Afghanistan: Chinese Reconstruction vs. US Sanctions

Beijing now has a key opportunity to demonstrate the stark contrast between its brand of foreign policy and Washington’s through its own plan to aid in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. A Global Times piece titled, “China to offer ‘genuine’ aid in Afghanistan’s economic reconstruction amid chaotic transition,” in title alone infers that the US – […]

Venezuela Is The Fifth Country With Most ‘Sanctions’ In The World

Above Photo: Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez presenting the latest report sent to the International Criminal Court on the illegal sanctions issue. The Office of the Vice President of Venezuela. Says New Report Sent To International Criminal Court. Venezuela has submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) a new report containing […]

MintPress News Confronts Senator Cruz On Murderous US Sanctions

Above Photo: Ben Rubinstein / Twitter. Las Vegas — On Saturday, MintPress News’ Ben Rubinstein ran into Senator Ted Cruz at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. Recognizing the senator’s long-standing support for economic warfare on the Global South via unilateral coercive measures, or sanctions, Rubinstein jumped at the chance to confront Cruz. “Senator, can you tell […]

Venezuela’s Maduro not opposed to U.S. talks, sanctions “must go”

President Nicolas Maduro says he would not oppose “direct dialogue” with the United States, after a round of preliminary meetings in Mexico City with the Venezuelan opposition. However, for the negotiations to reach a potential agreement, Maduro has demanded that sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Europe must be lifted.  The talks are aimed at […]

Resistance Groups: US Sanctions Won’t Weaken Our Resolve to Defend Iraq

11 Aug 2021 By Staff, Agencies The Iraqi resistance groups targeted by US sanctions said the restrictive measures show that their counter-terrorism campaign poses a challenge to the Americans, stressing that the bans will fail to weaken their resolve to protect the homeland and restore its sovereignty. The Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Kataib Hezbollah, both […]

Germany gets Biden, Atlanticist cabal to back down on sanctions…

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Biden’s New Russia Sanctions Reverse the ‘Geneva Spirit’

While there was a lot of optimism surrounding the Biden-Putin summit in Geneva as a big leap towards re-defining US-Russia ties in an era when the US is primarily engaged with China as its leading competitor, the post summit developments have clearly shown that the rivalry between the US and Russia is too deep to […]

Lin Wood Shares Prohibited Video of Sanctions Hearing Against Pro-Trump Lawyers, May Face Further Disciplinary Action

On Telegram, ​it’s said, everything goes. ​But the same isn’t exactly true of a court-hosted hearing via Zoom. That was a lesson learned by Lin Wood Tuesday when a motion was filed to hold him in criminal contempt for posting to Telegram a video of court proceedings ​after the federal judge presiding on the case […]

MPs Call for UK to Tighten Sanctions on Burma

The Government is being urged by MPs to extend sanctions against the military regime in Burma (also known as Myanmar) while pressing for an international arms embargo. The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said the crisis triggered by the ousting of the country’s civilian leaders in a coup in February called for “swift, coordinated action” by […]

Coons: U.S. Sanctions Partially Created Conditions for Cuba Uprising

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) stated that the oppression of Cuba’s Communist government “has created the conditions, in combination with our sanctions and with COVID, for a popular uprising.” Coons listed examples of countries where “government action is oppressing their people and causing famine, so too is the […]

Andrea Mitchell: Trump’s Sanctions and COVID ‘Cratered’ Cuba’s Economy

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” host Andrea Mitchell said that while she knows why people criticized Cuba’s regime, “COVID has, on top of the Trump sanctions, cratered their economy.” During an interview with Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Mitchell asked, “I want to ask you about Cuba. Because I know all of the […]

Sanctions On Syria – A Silent Death And Killing Hope

Above Photo: Vanessa Beeley. Sanctions are designed to kill Syrians and to kill hope, post war. Sanctions are very often described, by those enforcing them, as “non-lethal” measures. I would argue that sanctions, when used as a brutal and vindictive component of a neo-colonialist hybrid war strategy, are arguably more devastating than a military war. […]

China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law

By Stephen Lendman Source The new measure is all about countering US/Western use of weaponized sanctions to wage war on China by other means. Adopted Thursday by China’s  National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law retaliates against what’s imposed illegally on the country, its entities and individuals. It provides a legal foundation for […]

China’s Wang says U.S. must first lift sanctions before joining JCPOA

TEHRAN – Wang Yi, the Chinese state councilor and foreign minister, said on Friday that the U.S. should first lift all the sanctions it has imposed on Iran in order to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA. Wang made the remarks as negotiations are underway in Vienna to possibly revitalize the agreement, […]

New York Times Admits US Sanctions Are Destroying Venezuela

Above Photo: tomscoffin. The facile right-wing talking point that the economic crisis facing Venezuela “proves” that “socialism always ends in failure” has become so hackneyed by overuse that it has attained its own tongue-in-cheek name. The ad Venezuelum, as it has come to be known, has slowly developed into such a tedious and predictable right-wing tactic […]

Iran ready to ramp up oil output if US lifts sanctions, says official 

Iran is ready to achieve a rapid increase in its oil production if the years-long US sanctions are lifted, a senior oil ministry official announced yesterday. Iran is planning a speedy increase in its oil output, a senior oil ministry official said, as talks continue between Tehran and six major powers to lift US sanctions […]

Russia Bans 9 Prominent Canadians From Its Territory in Sanctions Response

Russia will ban nine prominent Canadian citizens from entering its territory indefinitely, its foreign ministry said on Monday, in a response to Canadian sanctions imposed in March over human rights concerns. Canada on March 24 set new sanctions on nine Russian officials over “gross and systematic violations of human rights in Russia.” Ottawa is particularly […]

With an Eye on China, the US Un-sanctions Nord Stream 2

When the US president Joe Biden recently waived sanctions on the company overseeing the Nord Stream 2 project, it came as a surprise to many. The decision was largely seen as the Biden administration’s way to ‘normalise’ US ties with Germany after their bi-lateral relations having been very consistently torpedoed by the Trump administration. But […]

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