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US Extends Sanctions Waiver for Iraq to Trade with Iran

Bagdhad (TNA) – The US has extended a waiver to let Iraq keep buying power from Iran, despite Washington’s campaign of sanctions, a State Department official said. The State Department issued a second three-month exemption from Iran sanctions for Iraq, mindful not to destabilize the war-torn country increasingly reliant on Iranian gas and electricity to cope […]

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Venezuela: US Threatens New Sanctions as Hyperinflation Slows Down

Caracas (VZA) – The US government has increased pressure against Caracas mainly by targeting the oil industry. The US is considering new sanctions that would stop Visa, Mastercard, and other financial service companies from processing payments in Venezuela, according to a White House official quoted by Reuters. “The purpose of these sanctions is to continue to deprive the illegitimate […]

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Turkish Defense Minister says Purchase of Russian S-400s is “a Must”

Ankara (TM) – Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said Turkey’s plans to buy a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system is not a matter of preference but a must, the Diken news website reported. Speaking on the Anadolu news agency’s “Editor’s Desk” program on Friday, Akar said: “There is an ongoing process for the purchase of the S-400s, […]

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The Islamic Republic Getting Stronger Despite Sanctions: Tehran Times Editor

Tehran (GPA) – Iran’s influence is growing, regardless of the steps the US is taking although the EU will follow Washington according to Tehran Times editor Mohammad Ghaderi. An interview conducted by contributor Damir Nazarov. Damir: How effective do you think the American policy of sanctions has been on Iran? Would you say it is having any success? Mohammad […]

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Iran: New American Sanctions, and How Iran May Respond

Tehran (NEO) – Barely a day passes without an outburst of angry words and threats from the US President directed at Iran at its people. If we believe the section of the US media that is loyal to -or controlled by – the White House, there is no more dangerous country than Iran. This raises […]

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US: Sanctions on Russia, Iran to Curb Oil Shipments to Syria

Damascus (TLS) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned companies and citizens of Iran and Russia for allegedly being linked to an international oil shipment network to Syria. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said on Tuesday that the U.S. is targeting Russian and Iranian companies and citizens that would […]

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Tehran Slams Renewed “Cruel” Sanctions as US Split With EU Allies Remains Apparent

Washington D.C. (MPN) – The renewed sanctions only serve to further isolate the U.S. from the international community and bring economic hardship home in the form of higher oil prices. n Monday, Washington re-imposed sanctions against Iran. Touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as the “strongest we’ve ever imposed,” the renewed sanctions expand the restrictions in effect […]

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Maduro: Venezuela Sitting on 2nd Biggest Gold Reserve on Earth

Caracas (TLS) – President Nicolas Maduro described the U.S. sanctions on Venezuela as “crazy” and “criminal.” President Nicolas Maduro announced a new set of measures in the Venezuelan gold industry to combat the U.S. imposed sanctions, who he described as “crazy” and “criminals,” accusing the North American country of blocking, and raising the price of […]

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US Sanctions Cost Venezuela $6B Since August 2017, Sparking Humanitarian Catastrophe

Caracas (MPN) – Cutting Caracas out of the international market has already triggered a widespread humanitarian catastrophe causing ordinary Venezuelans to suffer the consequences. United States sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela have cost the Latin American nation $6 billion since August of 2017, leaving the fate of healthcare and access to basic goods […]

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Riyadh Threatens to Retaliate against Any Sanctions

Riyadh (TNA) – Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, the official state news agency said on Sunday. It came after US President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” for Riyadh if it turned out Khashoggi, […]

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