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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 ...

Tehran to Send oil to Asia at Discount

BAS News - 2018-08-14 00:04
ERBIL - The Islamic Republic of Iran is selling oil and gas at a discount to Asian costumers as the country is preparing for the return of Washington sanctions, state-run media said on Monday. "The discount is part of the nature of the global markets bei ...

Baghdad to Respect US Dollar Ban on Iran "Only"

BAS News - 2018-08-13 20:40
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that his country would not fully commit to the US sanctions against Iran, but would only respect the dollar ban in transactions with Iran. "I did not say we abide by the sanctions, I said we abi ...

Abadi: Iraq's Stance on US Sanctions Against Iran Serves Iraqis

BAS News - 2018-08-13 00:30
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday that his country's stance on the Washington sanctions against Iran will serve no one but Iraqis. "The Iraqi stance towards the US sanctions against Iran was not taken incidentally or hastily, but it was tak ...

Abadi cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 16:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cancels a visit to Iran, his press office says, days after Baghdad announced it would comply with US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead with a planned visit to Turkey on Tuesday but has sc ...

Iran Promises Closer Ties with Turkey as US Sanctions Both

BAS News - 2018-08-12 13:47
ERBIL — Following the increasing sanctions imposed by the US on both Iran and Turkey separately, Tehran has promised to bolster “good” relations with Ankara. "We hope that the Turkish government and people will manage these conditions and pressure impose ...

Abadi to visit Turkey, Iran amid US tensions

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 01:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit neighbours Turkey and Iran next week, as the US issues new sanctions on Tehran and amid Washington’s “economic war” with Ankara. “[Abadi] will head to Turkey on Tuesday and Iran on Wednesday to ...

Kremlin condemns new US sanctions

Waar Media - 2018-08-09 16:09
WAAR-DUHK: It is too early to speak of Moscow’s retaliatory measures against the new US sanctions, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. “We heard the official statements [of the US] about the so-called new sanctions and we heard some high-pr ...

Abadi: Iraq opposes U.S. sanctions on Iran but will abide by them

Waar Media - 2018-08-08 00:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq does not agree with U.S. sanctions against Iran but will abide by them to protect its own interests, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday. “As a matter of principle we are against sanctions in the region. Blockade and sanctions ...

Trump: Anyone trading with Iran will not trade with U.S.

Waar Media - 2018-08-07 15:23
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the newly imposed sanctions against Iran are “the most biting,” adding that in November they would “ratchet up to yet another level.” In the same tweet, the US president added that anyone, who ...

Oil rises as renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-07 12:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil prices rose on Tuesday with re-introduced U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran expected to tighten global supply. Spot Brent crude oil futures were $74.17 per barrel at 0710 GMT, up 42 cents, or 0.6 percent, from their last cl ...

Iranian FM Condemns US Sanctions

BAS News - 2018-08-06 21:50
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif condemned on Monday the re-imposition of US sanctions, saying that it will mostly affect the people rather than the country only, local media reported. Earlier the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated ...

US to ‘fully enforce’ Iran sanctions reimposed this week

Waar Media - 2018-08-06 12:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States intends to fully enforce sanctions due to be reimposed against Iran early this week on orders from US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. A first set of US sanctions that had been eased by ...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launches military drill in Persian Gulf

Waar Media - 2018-08-05 15:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran launched a naval exercise in the Persian Gulf on Thursday, just days before the US reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a defense official told AFP. The timing of the exercise is unusual, as it appears to be similar in scale and nature to a dr ...

US sanctions on Turkish ministers weaken Lira to historical record low

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-04 21:15
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a session of the 10th BRICS summit (an acronym for the grouping of the world's leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 27, 201 ...

Erdogan Says Turkey will Freeze Assets of Two American Ministers

BAS News - 2018-08-04 15:34
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that his government will freeze the assets of a couple of American ministers as a retaliation to the US's latest sanctions against its NATO ally, a report said. "The latest step taken by the ...
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