Tagged: sanctions

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Russia ‘is just not any longer going to lengthen’ primarily based on US sanctions: Deputy FM

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said Moscow will not delay its response to new US sanctions, according to Russian state news agency RIA.  Ryabkov’s comments on Monday came in response to remarks made by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, who said on Sunday that Washington will impose new economic sanctions on Russia for…

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US targets Russian oligarchs, officials with new sanctions

The US Department of Treasury has announced new sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs, as well as several officials and business entities for their alleged roles in what the US called “worldwide malign activity”.  Included in the list of individuals being targeted in the sanctions announced on Friday are Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire businessman and friend…

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Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions ‘for closing time’

US President Donald Trump has decided he will continue sanctions relief for Iran, keeping the landmark 2015 nuclear deal in place for the time being.  The White House said on Friday that Trump will waive the sanctions on Iran for the “last time”, unless an agreement can be reached between the US and Europe within…

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North Korea slams contemporary UN sanctions as ‘act of conflict’

North Korea has slammed the latest round of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against Pyongyang as “an act or war” and vowed to consolidate its nuclear programme. In a statement published by the state-run KCNA news agency on Sunday, the foreign ministry said new measures proposed by the US infringe North Korea’s sovereignty and violate…