Category: sanctions

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Jan
2021

US Punishes Several Hong Kong Officials In Response To Mass ArrestsUS Punishes Several Hong Kong Officials In Response To Mass Arrests

January 15, 2021 3:49 PM ET The United States has placed new financial sanctions on several Hong Kong officials in response to pro-democracy crackdowns earlier this month under a new law. The Department of State announced on Friday that it would place financial restrictions on six Hong Kong officials following a massive crackdown against pro-democracy […]

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Dec
2020

UAE A Hub For Firms Helping Venezuela Dodge US Sanctions, Report SaysUAE A Hub For Firms Helping Venezuela Dodge US Sanctions, Report Says

After the United States (U.S.) in June sanctioned several oil tankers to curb the Venezuelan oil trade, three firms based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have acted as intermediaries helping Venezuela sidestep those sanctions, an investigative report from Reuters found. The role the three companies — Muhit Maritime, Issa Shipping FZE, and Asia Charm […]

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Dec
2020

Belarusian Government Accused Of Letting COVID-19 Spread In Prisons Packed With Its President’s CriticsBelarusian Government Accused Of Letting COVID-19 Spread In Prisons Packed With Its President’s Critics

A COVID-19 wave has stormed Belarusian prisons holding several individuals jailed for protesting the country’s authoritarian president, the Associated Press reported.  Some of the incarcerated protesters allege authorities disdain and have encourage infections, the AP reported Saturday. (RELATED: Mass Protests Emerge In Ex-Soviet Republic After Suspicious Election Results) Some formerly-incarcerated activists alleged to the AP after […]

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Dec
2020

Trump White House sanctions Turkey. EU does nothingTrump White House sanctions Turkey. EU does nothing

Trump White House sanctions Turkey. EU does nothing The Duran: Episode 833. United States sanctions Turkey over Russian missiles S-400 United States sanctions Turkey over Russian missiles S-400 The US State Department announced on Monday that it imposes sanction to Turkey for the purchase and testing of Russian S-400 missiles. The sanctions are imposed under […]

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Dec
2020

REPORT: US To Sanction Turkey Over Purchase Of Russian Missile SystemREPORT: US To Sanction Turkey Over Purchase Of Russian Missile System

The United States is preparing to sanction Turkey for purchasing a Russian S-400 air defense missile system, sources told Reuters. Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally, purchased the Russian S-400 system last year, Reuters reported. U.S. officials reportedly told Reuters the sanctions could be announced in a matter of days. Ismail Demir, head […]

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Nov
2020

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Vows ‘Legitimate And Necessary Response’ To Reported US Visit To TaiwanChinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Vows ‘Legitimate And Necessary Response’ To Reported US Visit To Taiwan

November 23, 2020 7:14 PM ET Zhao Lijin, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, vowed a “legitimate and necessary response” to a reported visit by an officer of the United States Navy to the island nation of Taiwan on November 23, according to The Hill. Lijin stated that China “firmly” opposes any form of […]

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Oct
2020

How Exceptional America IsHow Exceptional America Is

How Exceptional America Is Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture America is becoming exceptionally exceptional. In some votes at the U.N. General Assembly — the Assembly of nations — only Israel,  or one or two other U.S. allies, vote along with it, and all others either vote against it, or else abstain in order […]

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Sep
2020

EU turns itself into pretzel over Belarus & Turkey sanctions. Blames failure on CyprusEU turns itself into pretzel over Belarus & Turkey sanctions. Blames failure on Cyprus

Via Cyprus Mail (https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/09/23/christodoulides-cyprus-did-not-veto-eu-sanctions-on-belarus/)… Nicosia did not decide to veto an EU decision to impose sanctions against Belarus unless the bloc also took action against Turkey, Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides said on Wednesday. Cyprus did, however, insist that the agreement at foreign ministers’ level on the discussion of both issues be implemented, he said. Numerous […]

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Aug
2020

Despite threats, the U.S. will not sanction India over its relations with RussiaDespite threats, the U.S. will not sanction India over its relations with Russia

Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… After Russia, the U.S. is the second largest arms exporter to India. As a major Washington defense partner, New Delhi signed two $3.5 billion arms purchase agreements earlier this year. However, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Clarke Cooper reiterated Washington’s supposed dismay over India’s military purchases from Russia. Issuing a warning, […]

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Aug
2020

‘Russiagate’ Hoax Unravels, but Their Anti-Russia Sanctions Don’t.‘Russiagate’ Hoax Unravels, but Their Anti-Russia Sanctions Don’t.

Eric Zuesse It was reported only on ‘fringe’ media (such as “Disobedient Media” now gone from the Web) until recently. However, the evidence that the entire “Russiagate” charge — that Russia’s Government had “hacked” the Democratic National Committee in 2016 — is an Obama Administration hoax (which was continued into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report), […]

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