WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing new sanctions on Russia over its continued support of Syrian President Bashar-al Assad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Sunday.
The holdings of Russia’s wealthiest oligarchs lost up to $16 billion in value on Monday in the wake of Trump administration sanctions, NBC News reports.
The United States imposed sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials, striking at associates of President Vladimir Putin in one of Washington’s most aggressive moves to punish Moscow for a range of activities, including alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
A disagreement between the U.S. and Europe over how to address the Iran nuclear deal’s so-called “sunset” clauses, key restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program that are set to expire in about a decade, could derail ongoing efforts to preserve the accord.
The Trump administration on Thursday imposed economic sanctions on 19 Russians and two Russian intelligence agencies for their role in the 2016 election meddling and costly cyber attacks and penetrations.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States slapped sanctions on 19 Russian individuals and five groups, including Moscow’s intelligence services, for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and malicious cyber attacks, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.
U.S. officials are finalizing a new effort to crackdown on Iran’s top terror organization as part of an effort to reverse sweeping sanctions originally granted by the Obama administration as part of a little known deal to enrich entities tied to the powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, according to sources familiar with the effort.
The Trump administration announced additional sanctions on North Korea Friday aimed at curbing shipments used to support the country’s nuclear and missile programs.
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions against North Korea, intensifying pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and missile programs.