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U.S. senators trigger human rights probe over missing Saudi journalist

Reuters - 2018-10-11 01:10
Twenty-two U.S. senators on Wednesday forced a U.S. investigation of whether human rights sanctions should be imposed over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist last seen as he entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2. ...

Iran Facing Sensitive Times Under Sanctions: Khamenei

BAS News - 2018-10-04 16:05
ERBIL — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that the people of his country are dealing with a sensitive time as the US in reimposing its sanctions against Tehran. “The situation of the nation, region, and the world is sensitive, especiall ...

US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling

Waar Media - 2018-10-04 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highl ...

Oil rises 1 percent ahead of shortfall in Iran supply

Waar Media - 2018-09-27 12:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil prices rose by nearly 1 percent on Thursday, driven by the prospect of a shortfall in global supply once U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran come into force in just five weeks’ time. U.S. President Donald Trump this week dema ...

Rouhani Says Iran Doesn't Seek War with US Anywhere in Middle East

BAS News - 2018-09-26 21:58
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has asserted that his country does not want to go to war with the US in any parts of the Middle East. Rouhani made the remarks during the UN meeting in New York city where he said that the US sanctions on his coun ...

Volvo Stops Operation in Iran

BAS News - 2018-09-24 14:21
ERBIL — Swedish truckmaker AB Volvo announced on Monday that it has halted its truck assembly operation in Iran as the result of the US-imposed sanctions against Tehran. Volvo spokesman Fredrik Ivarsson said that the trucks group could no longer get paid ...

Russia warns US of consequences over sanctions

Waar Media - 2018-09-21 15:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington’s new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences. The United States is “playing with fire”, Russia’s deputy foreign mi ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militia Threatens US Presence in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-20 21:32
ERBIL - If Washington imposes any sanctions on Qais al-Khazali’s As-Saib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) and Akram al-Kaabi’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, the US's political interests in Iraq will be in danger, deputy secretary of al-Nujaba, Nasr al-Shamari, warned on ...

Treasury Sanctions Key ISIS Financial Facilitators

The Global Coalition - 2018-09-20 17:27
Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to designate two Daesh financiers pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or ...

Volkswagen agrees to pull-out from Iran over US sanctions

Waar Media - 2018-09-20 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Weeks of negotiations with the Trump administration have ended with carmaker Volkswagen (VW) agreeing to cease most of its operations in Iran, said US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, as cited by Bloomberg. “Volkswagen has told us they ...

Volkswagen Pulls out of Iran: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-20 11:37
ERBIL — Germany’s Volkswagen AG will halt its operation in Iran as part of the US-imposed sanctions against Tehran, according to a US official. Bloomberg reported the withdrawal on Wednesday, saying that US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell had led t ...

Oil holds near $80, supply concern expected to underpin prices

Waar Media - 2018-09-19 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil steadied on Wednesday, as concerns that producers may fail to cover a shortfall in supply once U.S. sanctions on Iran come into force outweighed an increase in U.S. inventories. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were up 2 cents at $79.05 a barrel ...

Iran says Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken oil market ‘hostage’

Waar Media - 2018-09-16 15:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s OPEC governor said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken the oil market “hostage” as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to impose fresh sanctions on Iranian oil sales. Washington wants to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero by ...

US Republicans seek sanctions on Iraqi militias with Iran ties

Waar Media - 2018-09-13 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Republican US senators plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday seeking to counteract what they see as Iran’s increasing influence in Iraq, amid concern about attacks in Iraq by groups US officials consider Iranian proxies, a Senate aide sa ...

Republicans Planning Sanctions on Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2018-09-13 10:30
ERBIL — Republican Senators in the US are planning to pass a new legislation that would target Iraqi militia forces with ties to Tehran, a source said. “Among other things, the bill, whose text was seen by Reuters, would impose terrorism-related sanction ...

US slaps new sanctions on Daesh money “facilitator”

The Global Coalition - 2018-09-10 22:20
Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today targeting Waleed Ahmed Zein, a terrorist in East Africa who established an intricate worldwide financial network to facilitate funds transfers fo ...

The Hill: American allies wanted — why Kurdistan may be one

Justice for Kurds - 2018-09-02 04:20
Following a new executive order for “biting sanctions” against Iran, United States-Iran tensions have intensified. Recently in several Iranian cities protests signal a growing panic. As U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at The Pentagon recently that ...

Iran opens lawsuit against US sanctions at ICJ

Waar Media - 2018-08-27 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran will argue Monday against renewed sanctions imposed by the United States, as a bitter legal battle between Tehran and Washington opens before the UN’s top court. US President Donald Trump reimposed a wave of tough unilateral sanctions on ...

Iraq Won’t Abide by US Sanctions Against Iran: President

BAS News - 2018-08-26 23:48
ERBIL — Contrary to Iraqi premier, President Fuad Masum said on Sunday that his country will not abide by the US sanctions against Iran. Speaking to Iran’s state-run al-Alam news channel, Masum said that Iraq is not able to follow the US sanctions agains ...

Oil prices gained more than 1 percent over China’s demand

Waar Media - 2018-08-25 00:44
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil prices gained more than 1 percent on Friday, ending a run of weekly declines on signs that Iran sanctions may limit global supply and that a trade war may not curb China’s appetite for U.S. crude. Brent crude oil LCOc1 settled up $1.09 a ...

Air France, British Airways set to end Tehran flights

Waar Media - 2018-08-24 12:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Air France and British Airways announced Thursday that they will halt flights to Tehran next month, citing low profitability as the US reimposes sanctions on Iran. Air France, which had run connections to the Iranian capital via its low-cost ...

EU agrees 18 million euro development aid for Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-23 15:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Union agreed 18 million euros ($20.6 million) in aid for Iran on Thursday, including for the private sector, to help offset the impact of US sanctions and salvage a 2015 deal that saw Tehran limit its nuclear ambitions. The annou ...

France’s Total leaves Iran amid sanctions threat from U.S.

Waar Media - 2018-08-20 16:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s oil minister says the French oil-and-natural-gas company Total has “officially left” Iran amid threats by the United States to impose sanctions against companies that do business in the country. Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh was q ...

Erdoğan Says Turkey Won't Surrender to US's Sanctions

BAS News - 2018-08-18 20:41
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned on Saturday of "far-reaching consequences" if Washington carries on "disrespecting" Turkey's sovereignty amid the latest deterioration in ties between the two NATO allies, a report said. The Turkish t ...

Turkey to retaliate if US slaps on more sanctions

Waar Media - 2018-08-17 16:32
WAAR-DUHOK: On Thursday US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, amid the continuous deterioration of bilateral ties between the US and Turkey, announced that a new set of sanctions will be imposed upon Ankara if American pastor Andrew Brunson, held on terr ...

U.S. says more sanctions await if Turkey does not free pastor

Reuters - 2018-08-17 03:21
The United States warned Turkey on Thursday to expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, as relations between the two countries took a further turn for the worse. ...

KRG's Stance on US Sanctions Against Iran

BAS News - 2018-08-15 14:00
ERBIL - Even though the political and economic ties between the Kurdistan Region and Iran are historical, the region will follow the procedures if Baghdad blocks its borders with the neighboring country as part of abiding by the US sanctions against the ...

Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronic products

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, which has imposed sanctions and raised tariffs against Ankara in a dispute about the detention of a U.S. evangelical pastor. Erdogan sai ...
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