US Sanctions

BEIJING | China ‘outraged’ by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

BEIJING  — China said Friday it was “outraged” over U.S. economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment, and demanded the U.S. cancel the measure. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing has lodged stern complaints with Washington over the action, which … Continue reading BEIJING | China ‘outraged’ by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

WASHINGTON | US sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms

WASHINGTON— A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons, the State Department announced Thursday. China’s Equipment Development Department and director Li Shangfu made a “significant transaction” involving the purchase of Russian combat aircraft and surface-to-air missiles, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a written statement. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms

WARSAW, Poland | Poland wants EU to have ’empathy’ for US sanctions on Iran

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s foreign minister says Warsaw sees itself as a bridge in trans-Atlantic rifts between the European Union and the Trump administration and wants the EU to show “greater empathy” for U.S. sanctions on Iran. Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that Washington was “right” to announce … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland wants EU to have ’empathy’ for US sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON | US sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack take effect

WASHINGTON — U.S. sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom go into effect Monday. The Trump administration announced earlier this month its intention to impose the sanctions after the U.S. determined that Russia had illegally used a chemical weapon in the poisoning of Sergei and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack take effect

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Iran asks UN’s highest court to suspend US sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — Iran warned Monday that re-imposed U.S. sanctions would cripple its economy and plunge the volatile Middle East deeper into crisis as it urged the United Nations’ highest court to suspend the Trump administration’s economic pressure on Tehran. In a written statement about the case at the International Court of Justice, U.S. … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Iran asks UN’s highest court to suspend US sanctions

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russia weighs retaliation to US sanctions

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on U.S. sanctions against Russia over nerve agent poisoning in Britain (all times local): 9 a.m. Russia says it is considering retaliatory measures to new U.S. sanctions over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the English city of Salisbury. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday the restrictions represent … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russia weighs retaliation to US sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran receives more airplanes ahead of renewed US sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran has acquired five new airplanes a day before the U.S. begins restoring sanctions suspended under the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported Sunday that the five ATR72-600 airplanes, which are twin-engine turboprops, had arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport. Their arrival means Iran Air has received 13 of … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran receives more airplanes ahead of renewed US sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish minister mocks US sanctions against him

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish minister has defiantly mocked U.S. sanctions against him, saying his only asset in the United States is a U.S.-based Muslim cleric whom Turkey blames for a failed coup and wants extradited. The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Turkey’s interior and justice ministers, aimed at pressuring its NATO ally … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish minister mocks US sanctions against him