Sanctions and embargoes

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks after a meeting with his Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell at the foreign ministry in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 06, 2018 - 12:21 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Iran's oil minister has written a letter to the OPEC chief, asking that the so-called Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee — which...
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Customers speak with a money exchanger at his shop in downtown Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a "war situation," raising Mideast tensions as America's maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
November 06, 2018 - 10:55 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The "largest-ever" U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker that exploded off China months ago. However, the new list of sanctions, which also...
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November 05, 2018 - 2:03 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea is hoping that the U.N. Security Council will soon lift sanctions it imposed against the East African nation in 2009 following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries in recent months. The Security Council imposed an arms embargo and...
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Demonstrators walk on a banner showing altered images of U.S. banknotes with a picture of President Donald Trump on the ground during a rally in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, marking the 39th anniversary of the seizure of the embassy by militant Iranian students. Thousands of Iranians rallied in Tehran on Sunday to mark the anniversary as Washington restored all sanctions lifted under the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 05, 2018 - 12:00 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians already struggling to get by amid spiraling prices fear even more hardship is on the way with Monday's restoration of crippling U.S. sanctions. At a Tehran pharmacy, customers said medicines were already getting further out of reach. On a normally busy commercial street...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, present details of the new sanctions on Iran, at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 05, 2018 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran (all times local): 12:01 p.m. Iran's U.N. ambassador is accusing the United States of "brazenly and boldly" violating a U.N. Security Council resolution that unanimously endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal by re-imposing...
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An effigy of U.S. government icon "Uncle Sam" is held up by demonstrators during a rally in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, marking the 39th anniversary of the seizure of the embassy by militant Iranian students. Thousands of Iranians rallied in Tehran on Sunday to mark the anniversary as Washington restored all sanctions lifted under the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 05, 2018 - 9:13 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a "war situation," raising Mideast tensions as America's maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold. The sanctions...
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In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 photo released by the North Korean government, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, raises joined hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from a car upon arrival in Pyongyang, North Korea. Both, hoping to get out from under U.S. economic sanctions, agreed to expand and strengthen their strategic relations, North Korea's state media reported Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 5:25 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel — both hoping to get out from under U.S. economic sanctions — have agreed to expand and strengthen their strategic relations, North Korea's state media reported Monday. Diaz-Canel, who is in Asia on...
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COMBO - This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. (AP Photo)
November 04, 2018 - 1:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is defending the Trump administration's reimposition of sanctions against Iran from conservative critics who argue more should be done to isolate the country. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Pompeo refused to reveal which countries received...
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FILE - In this June. 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. North Korea has warned on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 03, 2018 - 6:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country. The statement released by the Foreign Ministry on Friday evening said North Korea could bring back...
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COMBO - This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. (AP Photo)
November 02, 2018 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday restored U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that can still import oil from the Islamic Republic without penalty. The sanctions take effect Monday and cover Iran's...
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