Tag: Sanctions

Former CIA director Mike Pompeo won Senate support in a vote Thursday to be secretary of state

Mike Pompeo in North Korea: ‘We’re Not Going to Relieve Sanctions’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on a flight to North Korea Wednesday that the United States is “not going to relieve sanctions” without having fully eliminated the threat from Kim Jong-un’s rogue communist regime, despite the reported release of unjustly imprisoned Americans in the country.

In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The upcoming …

North Korean Media Vows to Resist ‘Imperialist Ideology’ and ‘Cultural Poisoning’ of U.S.

With a historic summit between North and South Korean leaders just days away, and a meeting between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump penciled in for next month, North Korea’s state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper published a fiery editorial on Sunday declaring that Communist purity will be firmly maintained against America’s “cultural poisoning.”

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said unless a deal is reached with China, Trump will implement tariffs targeting sectors in which Washington says Beijing has stolen American technology

Mnuchin: ‘We Refined’ Sanctions Strategy ‘After’ Haley Made Announcement

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Countdown to the Closing Bell,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin stated that the strategy on Russia sanctions was “refined” after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced new sanctions were coming. Mnuchin said, “We had meetings

If Vladimir Putin wins a fourth term in Sunday's Russian presidential election, that would take him to nearly quarter a century in power

Russia Vows Response to Sanctions Will Be ‘Precise’ and ‘Painful’

Valentina Matviyenko, speaker for the Russian Federation Council (i.e. the upper house of the Russian parliament) declared at a press conference on Wednesday that Russia’s response to the latest round of sanctions will be “precise, painful, and without question sensitive for exactly those countries that imposed them on Russia.”

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said unless a deal is reached with China, Trump will implement tariffs targeting sectors in which Washington says Beijing has stolen American technology

Treasury Sanctions More Russian Oligarchs, Companies, and Government Officials

The U.S. Treasury Department announced a new round of sanctions against Russian individuals and entities on Friday, including seven wealthy oligarchs, 12 of their companies, a state-owned weapons trading company called Rosoboroneksport, that company’s RFC Bank subsidiary, and 17 government officials.

In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. With U.S. support, the Afghan government has made a surprising new peace offer to the Taliban, only to immediately run into a wall. The insurgents …

Report: Russian Support for Taliban Hindering U.S. Peace Process

The Taliban’s alleged benefactor, Moscow, is reportedly obstructing the Trump administration’s efforts to end the nearly 17-year war by intensifying support for the jihadist group as a means to pressure the United States into lifting sanctions on Russia.

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Trump Administration Sanctions Russians for Interfering in 2016 Election

The Trump administration announced sanctions on Thursday against Russian individuals and organizations accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The sanctions designate five entities and 19 individuals under legislation and executive orders aimed at punishing those who engage in malicious cyber-activities.

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Rudy Giuliani on Iran Uprising: Trump Changed U.S. Foreign Policy with a Tweet

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told those attending an event hosted by the Organization of Iranian American Communities at the National Press Club on Wednesday that President Donald Trump changed American foreign policy with one tweet in support of protests taking place in Iran.

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Pence: U.S. Will Impose New Sanctions on North Korea Before Winter Olympics End

Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that the United States will “soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever.” U.S. officials said those sanctions would be imposed before the end of the Winter Olympics, which means Pence will quite possibly be in Pyeongchang, South Korea when they go into effect.