The US has said that “any individuals” associated with the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, which was released by authorities in Gibraltar on Thursday despite US pressure to keep it in detention, should brace themselves for “serious consequences,”such as being barred from the US. In a statement on Thursday, the US State Department[…]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated his stand that if US President Donald Trump wants to open negotiations with Tehran, he must lift all sanctions against his country “before everything else.” Rouhani made the comments late on Tuesday during a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in which he[…]
The United States has announced sanctions on Myanmar‘s military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and three other military leaders due to their role in the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingyaminority. The State Department said on Tuesday it took action after finding credible evidence they were involved in the violence two years ago that led about[…]
The United States has imposed sanctions on Hezbollah political officials, including members of the Lebanese parliament, accusing the group of threatening the “economic stability and security of Lebanon and the wider region”. The sanctions, announced on Tuesday, target parliament members Amin Sherri and Muhammad Rad, as well as Wafiq Safa,[…]
Iran will face further sanctions in response to its expected breach of a uranium enrichment cap, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. On Sunday, Iran said it was hours away from breaching the cap set by an endangered nuclear deal reached with international powers but from which the United States withdrew[…]
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have each stepped over the border at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the Korean Peninsula, after shaking hands on Sunday. With the highly symbolic gesture, Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean[…]
US President Donald Trump has threatened Iran with “obliteration” if the country were to strike American targets, a day after his administration imposed sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Trump declared that “any attack by Iran on[…]
Iran is failing as a nation after Washington imposed powerful sanctions last year, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday, adding that things could change rapidly in talks with the leadership in Tehran. “When I became president, Iran was a true state of terror. They still are and were undisputed champions of[…]
Venezuela’s chief prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to place a travel ban on self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, as well to freeze the opposition leader’s accounts. The United States, along with several other countries, have recognised Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state and denounced leftist President Nicolas Maduro[…]
The White House is announcing that the Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the Trump administration would sanction Turkey’s minister of justice and minister of interior[…]
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