Tag: Sanctions

After his March re-election, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree setting targets for his next six years in power, including halving the country's poverty rate, increasing pensions and boosting the average life expectancy

Sanctions Relief: Iran Says Russian Firms Could Replace Western Oil Companies in Iran

Iran’s special envoy Ali Akbar Velayati said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Kremlin plans to invest up to $50 billion in Iran’s oil and gas sector, and noted that Russian firms could replace Western oil companies that have left or are leaving Iran to comply with President Donald Trump’s demands that nations stop importing Iranian oil by November 4 or face sanctions.

CIA chief Mike Pompeo, seen here at a Senate hearing last May, says his agency was not behind the recent unrest in Iran

Pompeo Warns Iran: ‘Sanctions Are Returning’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated, in an interview with the National at the Fairmont Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, that “sanctions are returning” on Iran’s banking sector.

Iranian clerics standing in front of the "Jamran", Iran's first domestically built warship, during naval maneuvers in the Gulf on February 21, 2009. Iran's navy on February 19 launched in the Gulf its first domestically made destroyer in a ceremony attend by the supreme leader and the commander-in-chief Ayatollah Ali …

Iran Threatens to Block Key Gulf Passage over Trump Sanctions

Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz – a key Gulf passage for shipments of commodities – over Washington threatening to sanction any country that fails to stop importing oil from the Islamic Republic by November 4.

In this June 23, 2018, photo, workers inspect the micro-motors for handsets at a factory in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province. China's government defended its trade record as a benefit to the world in a new effort Thursday, June 28, 2018 to defuse U.S. and European pressure over market …

Chinese Media Tells Companies to ‘Temper Their Enthusiasm’ on North Korea

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper warned Chinese corporations on Thursday that they should “temper their enthusiasm” and “be cautious” when investing in North Korea – not because North Korea is an unreliable communist rogue regime, but because the United States may sanction them.

A North Korean woman and hostess stands outside Song Do Won in 2015. The restaurant recently closed, according to a source who spoke to Yonhap. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Report: North Korea Begins Renovating Restaurants in China

The South Korean outlet Yonhap reported on Monday that closed North Korean restaurants near the border in China have begun renovations, a sign that they are preparing for sanctions to lift on the country as part of an ongoing dialogue with the United States.

China US Trump Trade Chinese workers stand in front of a loaded cargo ship docked at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Sunday, April 8, 2018. Amid falling markets, President Donald Trump's new economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, says there is no trade war between the U.S. and …

Reports: China Opens Flow of North Korean Products, Workers on Border

North Korean products and workers reportedly began flowing into China at an accelerated rate following dictator Kim Jong-un’s meeting with American President Donald Trump last week, and China has apparently begun lifting a ban on Chinese tourism to the fellow communist regime Tuesday – indications that China expects sanctions on North Korea to soon lift.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un scowling

Pompeo: China Will Maintain Sanctions Against North Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Thursday that China will maintain sanctions against North Korea “until such time as denuclearization is, in fact, complete.”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R), South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (C) and Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) attend a joint news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on June 14, 2018. - North Korea's Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen 'quickly', US Secretary …

Pompeo Insists: No Sanctions Relief for North Korea Despite Pyongyang Claims

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured reporters in a joint press conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Seoul Thursday that the United States is not considering removing sanctions on North Korea until its nuclear program verifiably ceases to exist.

After lengthy negotiations and tight oversight by the Obama administration, Boeing in December 2016 announced a landmark agreement to sell Iran Air 80 aircraft valued at $16.6 billion

Boeing Ends Sales to Iran Following U.S. Sanctions

Boeing announced on Wednesday that it will not deliver any of its aircraft to Iran in light of United States sanctions on the Islamic Republic as part of America’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal.

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Japan Detects Chinese Ship Allegedly Violating North Korea Sanctions

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that a Japanese patrol aircraft spotted two ships at sea performing a transfer of goods in violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea. One of the ships appeared to be flying a Chinese flag.

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.”