US sanctions on Iran to come into force

US sanctions on Iran to come into force

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters demonstrated outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Sunday The US unleashed its „toughest ever” sanctions against Iran on Monday following a wave of protests across the oil-rich country. The Trump administration reinstated all sanctions removed under the 2015 nuclear deal, targeting both Iran and states that…

US to reinstate all Iran sanctions

US to reinstate all Iran sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump began reinstating sanctions on Iran in May The Trump administration is to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. The White House said it was „the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran” and targeted Iran’s energy, shipping and banking sectors. However, eight…

US sanctions Chinese military over Russia

US sanctions Chinese military over Russia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The sanctions relate to China’s purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced in response to Russian actions in Ukraine…

US threatens sanctions against ICC

US threatens sanctions against ICC

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBolton: „The ICC is dead to us”The US has threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it goes ahead with prosecutions against Americans. The court is currently considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse in Afghanistan. National Security Adviser John Bolton called the court…

US sanctions Turkish ministers over pastor

US sanctions Turkish ministers over pastor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pastor Andrew Brunson was transferred into house arrest last month due to health issues The US has imposed sanctions on Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the continued detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson. The evangelical from North Carolina has been held for nearly two years over alleged links…

US issues sanctions for Russian ‚hacking’

US issues sanctions for Russian ‚hacking’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The sanctions follow Russian cyber-attacks against the US The US has slapped sanctions on five Russian companies and three Russian individuals for allegedly aiding Russia’s main intelligence agency. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the measures were to counter „malicious actors” working to „increase Russia’s offensive cyber-capabilities”. The sanctioned entities and…

UN sanctions top people smugglers in Libya

UN sanctions top people smugglers in Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants have attempted to reach Europe through Libya The UN Security Council has sanctioned six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya – the first time traffickers have been added to an international sanctions list. The blacklisted six are four Libyans, including the…