Sanctions

U.S. Sanctions Iranian-Controlled Militias Killing Peaceful Protesters in Iraq

Iran wrenching control of Iraq from its people

Secretary of State Mike PompeoThe Trump administration on Friday issued a bevy of new sanctions on Iranian militia leaders guilty of killing peaceful protesters in Iraq, a sign the administration is troubled about increasingly muscular attempts by Tehran to infiltrate the Iraqi government and wrench control for its own agenda.

U.S. Targets Three People, 16 Groups in New Venezuela Sanctions

Venezuela's President Nicolas MaduroWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on three people and 16 groups it says helped Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government profit from food aid in the economically struggling country, the Treasury Department said.

Trump Admin Sanctions Hezbollah Terror Network in Blow to Iranian-Backed Group

New sanctions hit Lebanese bank subsidizing terror group

Hezbollah fightersThe Trump administration on Thursday issued a new batch of sanctions on the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah in the latest salvo aimed at disrupting the Iranian-backed organization's illicit funding and weapons networks, according to information provided by the State and Treasury Departments.

U.S. Officials Distance Trump Admin From Last-Minute Push to Block Pressure on Iran

State Dept: Rand Paul's unilateral diplomacy with Tehran 'clearly failed'

A last-minute diplomatic initiative by Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) aimed at easing pressure on Iran was poorly coordinated and ultimately ended in failure, according to multiple administration and congressional sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon and provided previously unknown details about the senator's rogue diplomacy with Tehran.