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South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

Chinese Media Urges Seoul to Lift Sanctions on North Korea

When South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Wednesday her government was thinking about lifting some sanctions on North Korea, there were fears even a purely symbolic gesture along those lines could weaken the international coalition allied against North Korea’s nuclear missile program. Right on cue, Chinese state media jumped in and encouraged Seoul to lift unilateral sanctions as quickly as possible in a gesture of fellowship with Pyongyang and defiance toward Washington.

North Korean students take part in a torch light march held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

North Korea: We Will Resist 100 Years of ‘Murderous’ Sanctions

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a belligerent column Friday accusing the U.S. of “murderous” policies against the Korean people, but ensuring that North Korea would survive up to a century of the sanctions it claims are killing its people.

MOUNT PAEKTU, NORTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL USE) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (L) pose with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) on the top of Mount Paektu on …

South Korea Considers Lifting Sanctions Against North Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told lawmakers on Wednesday the administration of President Moon Jae-in is considering proposals to lift sanctions against North Korea as a reward for improved relations on the peninsula.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton's comments about the possibility of land swaps between Servia and Kosovo signal a shift in the US position

Bolton: World Court ‘Allowed Iran to Use It as a Forum for Propaganda’

National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday strongly denounced the International Court for Justice (ICJ) ruling in favor of Iran against U.S. sanctions. Speaking from the White House, Bolton said Iranian support for terrorism “made a mockery” of the 1955 treaty cited as the basis for

Donald Trump, Hassan Rouhani

International Court of Justice Orders U.S. to Weaken Iran Sanctions

Iran celebrated a victory at the International Court of Justice on Wednesday as the court ordered the United States to weaken sanctions because they supposedly violate the 1955 Treaty of Amity between the U.S. and Iran and would cause undue hardship for Iranian civilians.

Diosdado Cabello, a prominent politician close to the Venezuelan government, in the general attorney's office in Caracas, Venezuela, 16 August 2017. Cabello handed in documents providing grounds for the opening of an investigation of a number of judicial officers. Cabello also argued for an investigation of the parliamentarian Ferrer, the …

U.S. Sanctions Venezuelan Companies and Government Officials

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday announced sanctions against four current and former Venezuelan government officials, plus several other individuals and entities connected with Rafael Alfredo Sarria Diaz, a businessman accused of operating as the front man for Socialist Party official Diosdado Cabello.

The US sanctions a Chinese military organization for buying from Russia S-400 surface-to-air missiles and Sukhoi Su-35 fighters, like this one pictured landing at a Russian base in Syria

U.S. Sanctions China for Purchasing Russian Warheads

The United States imposed sanctions on China on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, which violates the U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for their alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, pictured at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, are preparing for a second meeting

U.S. Ready to Continue Nuclear Discussions with North Korea

As the third summit meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in drew to a close, officials from the Trump administration signaled the United States is ready to resume discussions about eliminating North Korea’s nuclear program.

In this Jan. 16, 2016 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna, after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal. Donald Trump isn’t going to rip up the Iran nuclear …

Claim: Former Obama Officials Advising Europe to Evade Iran Sanctions

Richard Goldberg, the Republican political operative who helped coordinate opposition to the Iran deal on Capitol Hill, claimed Saturday evening that former Obama administration officials were trying to devise ways to help Europe evade sanctions on Iran.

Nikki Haley

Haley on Iran: ‘They Feel Weak and We Are Suffocating Them’

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Wednesday that Iran’s authoritarian government is reeling under the pressure from renewed U.S. sanctions. “They feel weak and we are suffocating them to the point that they have to address ballistic missiles; they have to address their support on terrorism,” she contended.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016. / AFP / JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Sanctions Target Assad Trading Link to Islamic State

WASHINGTON — The US Treasury announced sanctions Thursday targeting a network of business groups that supplies fuel to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, along with one that handles regime trade with the Islamic State group.

Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami stands by a next generation short-range ballistic missile "Fateh Mobin", during an unveiling ceremony in the capital Tehran

Report: Iran Arming Shiite Proxies in Iraq with Ballistic Missiles

A report published by Reuters on Friday revealed that Iran is moving ballistic missiles into Iraq, placing the weapons in the hands of its Shiite militia proxies, in order to expand its ability to hit targets across the Middle East in a regional conflict or war against Western powers.

A remembrance for Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations who passed away on August 18, 2018 is displayed on a screen during the opening of case between Iran and the United States at the The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, August 27, 2018. - Iran …

International Court Hears Iran Lawsuit Against U.S. over Sanctions

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began hearing a lawsuit Monday filed by the Islamic Republic of Iran against the United States in July for re-imposing sanctions against Tehran following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8.