Sanctions

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. 

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Over Skripal Poisoning

Move came hours before a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty expired

A barrier and a police tent stand outside Sergei Skripal's home in Salisbury, BritainWASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed another round of sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of a former spy in Britain, the White House said on Friday, a move Moscow said would hurt already strained U.S.-Russia ties.

Trump Admin Sanctions N. Korean Nuclear Weapons Enabler

DPRK official illicitly operating weapons scheme from Vietnam

North Korea flagNorth Korea flagThe Trump administration on Monday issued new sanctions against a North Korean official who the United States accuses of aiding Pyongyang's illicit nuclear weapons and ballistic missile research programs.

Lawmakers Demand Trump Admin Nix Loopholes Permitting Iranian Nuke Work

Members petition administration to amp up international sanctions

A delegation of 50 members of Congress petitioned the Trump administration on Wednesday to cancel a series of sanctions waivers that have permitted Iran to continue its most contested nuclear research, including at a military site known to have housed the Islamic Republic's bomb program, according to a copy of the letter exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.