President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.
A new report says that an African lumber company owned by major financiers of the Hezbollah terror group has circumvented sanctions and managed to export millions of dollars worth of timber to U.S. companies.
China on Monday said it had “lodged representations” with the United States over Washington’s new sanctions list targeting Iran, which includes Chinese companies and individuals.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to impose new sanctions on multiple Iranian entities, seeking to ratchet up pressure on Tehran while crafting a broader strategy to counter what he sees as its destabilizing behavior, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
The Treasury Department on Thursday announced the loosening of sanctions on Russia’s spy service that were imposed by former President Obama for Moscow’s intelligence operations targeting the 2016 presidential election.
When world powers agreed in 2015 to lift sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear program, the deal’s supporters in the United States, Europe, and Tehran hoped renewed trade and investment could boost Iran’s private sector and weaken the state’s hold on the economy.
Two of the five Russians who the Obama administration imposed sanctions on Monday for human rights abuses are suspected by Britain of poisoning former Kremlin spy official Alexander Litvinenko with polonium a decade ago.
The State Department imposed sanctions on the son of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Thursday.
The U.S. Treasury Department is expanding sanctions to more Russian individuals and entities in connection to the conflict in Ukraine.
President Obama allowed legislation renewing sanctions against Iran to become law without his signature in an effort to assure Tehran the U.S. is not straying away from last summer’s comprehensive nuclear deal.