U.S. sanctions

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russia criticizes US for imposing new sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S. sanctions against Russia over nerve agent poisoning in Britain (all times local): 1:45 a.m. The Russian Embassy in the U.S. is criticizing the United States as it moves to impose new sanctions against Russia over a chemical attack against two people in Britain earlier this year. The U.S. said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russia criticizes US for imposing new sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran weighs response as US sanctions bite

TEHRAN, Iran — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone’s mind remained: What happens now? From deciphering President Donald Trump’s tweets on Iran — including one demanding “WORLD PEACE” — to trying to figure out how much their cratering … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran weighs response as US sanctions bite

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Automaker suspends Iran business plans

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions against Iran (all times local): 8:51 a.m. Automaker Daimler AG says it is putting its activities in Iran on ice with the return of U.S. sanctions. The Stuttgart-based auto and truck maker said in a statement Tuesday that “we are suspending our activities in Iran, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Automaker suspends Iran business plans

WASHINGTON | Once-eased US economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

WASHINGTON — The first set of U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord went back into effect early Tuesday under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, targeting financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Iran’s automotive sector, the purchase of commercial planes and metals including gold. U.S sanctions … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Once-eased US economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump re-imposes many sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on Iran (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Three months after he pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling it “horrible” and “one-sided,” President Donald Trump is re-imposing many sanctions on Tehran to exert “maximum economic pressure.” Trump warns that other nations who don’t wind … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump re-imposes many sanctions on Iran

ISTANBUL | Turkey slaps sanctions on 2 US officials in retaliation

ISTANBUL — Turkey will freeze the assets of two U.S. officials in retaliation for U.S. sanctions against Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the detention of an American pastor, Turkey’s president said Saturday in a move that appeared more symbolic than practical. Speaking in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey had been “patient” since … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey slaps sanctions on 2 US officials in retaliation

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe rallies one last time before historic election

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s president promised a “thunderous victory” and his main challenger told him “bye-bye” as they rallied supporters one last time ahead of Monday’s election in a country seeking to move past decades of economic and political paralysis. The vote will be a first for the southern African nation: Longtime leader Robert Mugabe … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe rallies one last time before historic election

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J | Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia acknowledged the call took place, but mentioned no production targets. Trump wrote on … Continue reading BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J | Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production