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US Considering Three Sanction Packages Against Turkey over S400 Missile

BAS News - 2019-06-19 12:57
ERBIL — The United States is taking into consideration three different sets of sanctions to be imposed against Turkey if it continues with the purchase of the Russian S-400 defense missile system. Among the options, Countering America’s Adversaries Throu ...

U.S. sanctions are limiting Iran’s ability to fund Hezbollah – report - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-06-19 12:27

Distrust of US propels Turkey’s Russian missile purchase, despite US threats of sanctions, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Straitstimes - 2019-06-19 12:26

Oil tanker attacks ‘leverage’ for sanctioned Iran

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf could be “leverage” for Iran against sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration on the country’s oil exports, a political expert said. Iran’s oil exports have been drastically affected by the sanctions t ...

Turkey pins hopes on Trump to avoid sanctions over Russia missile deal

Yahoo - 2019-06-15 14:18

Dealing with Iran Will Not Be Enough to Restore Regional Stability

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-15 07:09
As U.S.-Iranian tensions mount amidst increasing pressures of intensified U.S. economic sanctions and apparent Iranian-linked attacks on Gulf shipping, U.S. policymakers will be understandably focused on the military dimension of confronting and deterring ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: What could be Iran's motive?

BBC - 2019-06-15 01:16
Iran's policy of strategic patience under punishing US sanctions may be coming to an end. ...

Sanctions Are Genocidal, and They Are the US's Favorite Weapon - Kashmir Times

Kashmirtimes - 2019-06-14 13:17

U.S. sanctions Iraqi company suspected of ties to Iran’s IRGC

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Wednesday sanctioned an Iraqi company and two of its associates, which it said had helped Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds force evade sanctions by smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons. ...

US sanctions Iraq-based company for alleged IRGC ties

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 06:14
US Treasury accuses company of facilitating Quds Forces weapons smuggling into Iraq ...

Turkey Slams 'Unacceptable' US Bill Demanding Sanctions Over Purchase of Russia's S-400s - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-06-13 02:38

US Sanctions Iraqi Company over Alleged Arms Smuggling for Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-12 22:51
ERBIL - The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an Iraqi company reportedly over smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of arms for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force. "Treasury is taking action to shut down Iranian ...

Iraq faces potential energy crisis as end to Iran sanctions waiver looms

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-12 18:37
An oil refinery in Iraq. (Photo: Archive) ...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Syrian businessman with ties to Assad

Gulan Media - 2019-06-11 22:42

US sanctions Syrian tycoon for profiting from Assad’s displacement of poor

Rûdaw - 2019-06-11 20:50
16 international individuals and entities sanctioned ...

Pentagon Warns Turkey of Sanctions Over Russian Missile System – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-06-10 17:53

Iran decries US sanctions on petrochemical industry

Waar Media - 2019-06-09 21:11
WAAR_DUHOK Iran on Saturday denounced U.S. sanctions on the country’s largest petrochemical group as a violation of “principles of international law”. “Only a week-long patience proved the U.S. president’s void assertion that he was willing to hold talks ...

Iran Says US Negotiation Offer “Not Genuine” as Washington Adds to Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-06-08 16:37
ERBIL — Washington’s offer to talk over tensions is no a “genuine” proposal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday after US placed new sanctions on Iran. US President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he is willing to ...

No More Facebook On New Huawei Phones

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK acebook said Friday that it would stop allowing pre-installation of its social networking apps on Huawei devices to comply with American sanctions against the Chinese telecommunications giant. The social media behemoth said it took the step af ...

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iranian petrochemical company

Rûdaw - 2019-06-08 10:50

US to stop training new Turkish F-35 pilots

ANF - 2019-06-07 15:06
The US had warned Turkey before that if they purchased S-400 air defense systems, they could be subjected to sanctions. ...

Sanctions Are Genocidal, and They Are the US’s Favorite Weapon | Common Dreams Views

Commondreams - 2019-06-07 08:23

Tehran "Failing as a Nation": Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-07 01:26
ERBIL - Suffering from last year’s re-imposed US sanctions, Tehran is failing as a nation, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. The US top official made the comments in a statement to reporters before holding a meeting with French President Emmanuel ...

Trump hints no sanctions on Turkey before Istanbul rerun – analysis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-06 07:19

Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s -minister - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail - 2019-06-03 07:06

Turkey Preparing For Possible US Sanctions Over S-400s – Eurasia Review

Eurasiareview - 2019-05-31 12:02

UN extends arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan

Gulan Media - 2019-05-31 00:50

Turkey worried that US sanctions against Iran could cause social unrest in Iraq | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-05-30 22:04

Iran could talk with US if sanctions lifted: Rouhani

Kurdiu - 2019-05-30 01:49

Iran's Rouhani suggests U.S. talks possible if sanctions lifted

Gulan Media - 2019-05-29 20:37

Iran could talk with US if sanctions lifted: Rouhani

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 20:32
WAAR_DUHOK Iran could engage in talks with the U.S. if Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday. “The door of negotiations is not closed provided the U.S. lifts the sanctions and fulfills its commitments,” ...

Turkey faces sanctions by US over its arms deal with Russia -

Independent - 2019-05-28 21:43

U.S. sanctions policy threatens Middle East security: Iran deputy foreign minister

Yahoo - 2019-05-28 03:38

Iraq says stands by Iran against US sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq stands by Iran against U.S. sanctions, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim said Sunday. Alhakim held talks in Baghdad with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who arrived in the Iraqi capital on Saturday for discussions with Iraqi off ...

Amid US-Iran tensions, senior Iraqi officials talk mediation, sanctions with FM Zarif

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-27 02:05

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts

Rûdaw - 2019-05-26 22:44
The value of Iran’s currency, the rial, has decreased almost fourfold ...

Iraq Against US Sanctions on Iran: FM

BAS News - 2019-05-26 15:36
ERBIL — Iraq has made it clear that it opposes the economic sanctions Washington has imposed on Tehran, calling it “useless” actions that puts pressure only on the people of Iran. The remarks were made during a joint press conference between Iraqi Foreig ...

US Sanctions Impede Medical Treatment, Kill Children - Venezuelan FM - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-05-25 13:40

Ankara stopped buying Iran oil out of respect for US sanctions: official, Energy & Commodities - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Businesstimes - 2019-05-25 06:13

US threatens to impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey | In Depth | DW | 24.05.2019

DW - 2019-05-25 00:36

Turkey has stopped buying Iran oil to respect US sanctions, official says | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-05-24 15:13

Could US sanctions on Iran create new migrant crisis for Europe? | News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-05-24 15:05

Turkey suspended import of Iranian oil to 'respect' US sanctions - report

Rûdaw - 2019-05-24 13:50
“We are not getting any oil from Iran now ...

Ankara stopped buying Iran oil out of ‘respect’ for US sanctions

Gulan Media - 2019-05-24 12:52

US grants Iraq another Iran sanctions waiver for energy

Gulan Media - 2019-05-24 12:52

Ankara Stopped Buying Iran Oil Out of 'Respect' for US Sanctions — Bourse & Bazaar

Bourseandbazaar - 2019-05-24 12:49

US to Prolong Exemption to Iraq’s Purchase of Iranian Energy: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — Washington has ensured Iraqis about a waiver for importing gas and oil from neighboring Iran despite the US sanctions, a source close to Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abul-Mahdi, said. "There is currently no official information [on the issue] but we ...

US Sanctions Threat Won't Deter Turkey from Buying S-400

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL - The US sanctions threatenings will not deter Turkey from purchasing Russia's S-400 missile defense system, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday, adding that the Turkish soldiers are about to receive training on how to use the system. Wa ...

Turkey preparing for possible US sanctions over S-400s –

Euractiv - 2019-05-23 14:33

Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister

Gulan Media - 2019-05-23 14:19

Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC

WHTC - 2019-05-22 15:22

Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-05-22 14:53

Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister

Yahoo - 2019-05-22 11:33

Iran Sanctions under the Trump Administration

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-21 22:41

Italy's Di Maio not worried over possible European sanctions

Yahoo - 2019-05-20 23:33

Berlin: We're examining impact of U.S. sanctions against Huawei on German firms

Yahoo - 2019-05-20 12:28

Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Won’t Make Iran Yield

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-18 01:02
The one thing Tehran would find more intolerable than the crushing impact of sanctions is raising the white flag because of them. ...

U.S. sanctions against Iran: The lonely "axis of evil" -

Qantara - 2019-05-17 15:28

Iran's part in U.S. sanctions bypass scheme ready 'this month'

Qantara - 2019-05-17 15:28

Iraq may stand to benefit from heightened US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-15 11:46
Central Iraqi government inhabits a position where it may be able to capitalise off of US-imposed sanctions on Iran. ...

Kurdistan’s steel industry can weather Iran sanctions in short t

Rûdaw - 2019-05-14 12:37

Turkey Crisis Deepens as Sanctions Threat Sends Lira to Low - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 2019-05-11 03:07

US imposes new sanctions, as Iran says will reduce commitments in nuclear deal

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-09 16:49

US sanctions Iran’s metal sectors as tensions heighten

Waar Media - 2019-05-09 15:06
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors Wednesday as tension between the rivals escalates. The penalties, contained in an executive order, affect what Trump called the Iranian governmen ...

Trump Announces Fresh Sanctions on Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-08 22:48
ERBIL - The US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday a new phase of sanctions against Iran which will target Tehran's revenue from exports of industrial metals. "We are successfully imposing the most powerful maximum pressure campaign ever witnes ...

Trump slaps sanctions on Iran’s metal sectors

Rûdaw - 2019-05-08 22:21

How US sanctions facilitate Turkish-Iranian understanding on Syria

Al Monitor - 2019-05-08 11:22

France Warns Iran of Sanctions if Breached Nuclear Deal

BAS News - 2019-05-08 11:22
ERBIL — France said on Wednesday that Tehran should avoid any move that could harm 2015’s Iran Nuclear Deal as Paris is keen to keep that alive, otherwise, it should expect consequences. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said earlier that his country was ...

With sanctions aiming to sink Iran, tourism is soaring: state media

Rûdaw - 2019-05-08 02:26
State media announced tourism is up by more than 50% this year ...

Venezuela crisis: US lifts sanctions on general who broke ranks

BBC - 2019-05-08 00:02
Vice-President Mike Pence says the US will consider similar relief for other military defectors. ...

Exxon Mobil Deal Not Related to US Sanction Waiver: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the deal his country is about to sign with Exxon Mobil is not related to the sanctions waiver that Washington has granted to allow Baghdad to continue economic cooperation with Iran. As p ...

US Deploying Aircraft Carrier Strike Group, Bomber Near Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-06 13:59
ERBIL — US is deploying aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East to send an “unmistakable” message to Iran, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said. Tensions between the US and Iran are fast growing as the former tightens sanctions to cripp ...

Iran Considers Oil Exports in "Grey Market" to Encounter US Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-05-05 23:06
ERBIL - Tehran has mobilised all its resources to export oil in a "grey market" while Washington has warned the oil buyers of sanctions if they continue to purchase oil from Iran. The US has already warned China, Turkey, and India to halt importing oil f ...

Turkey says it will not bow to U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal

Gulan Media - 2019-05-05 22:31

Syrian government has few options to battle fuel sanctions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-04 09:02
Might Damascus try to retake Deir ez-Zor's oil fields, held by the SDF? ...

Syrian government has few options to battle fuel sanctions -

Sfchronicle - 2019-05-03 18:02

Kurdistan Oil Best Alternative to Iranian Crude for Turkey: Report

BAS News - 2019-05-03 17:22
Turkey could take into consideration the Kurdistan oil to feed its refineries as it is being forced under US sanctions to distance form Iran when it comes to oil, according to a report by Iraq House Institute for Strategic Studies. The United States anno ...

Syrian government has few options to battle fuel sanctions | WTOP

WTOP - 2019-05-03 17:06

US Oil Sanctions Will Fail in Practice: Iranian President

BAS News - 2019-05-01 15:13
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Washington will fail in practice to continue the sanctions against Iranian energy sector. Washington announced last week that will not prolong a previous exemption to buyers of Iranian oil, ...

Trump threatens Cuba amid Venezuelan military uprising

Waar Media - 2019-05-01 11:49
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to impose an embargo and sanctions on Cuba amid a military uprising aimed at ousting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. “If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other o ...

White House to designate Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organisation

BBC - 2019-05-01 01:23
The move against the Middle East group would prompt wide-ranging sanctions. ...

Iranian oil dilemma for Turkey and India

Waar Media - 2019-04-30 13:08
WAAR_DUHOK The recent U.S. decision to end sanctions waivers that enabled several major economies to continue buying crude oil from Iran has put Turkey and India on the horns of a dilemma. Both countries have significant energy dependence on Tehran. For ...

Iran vows to continue oil exports despite US sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-04-30 13:08
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed Tuesday to continue oil exports despite U.S. sanctions. Last week, Washington announced that it would end waivers for sanctions on countries importing oil from Iran. “We were subjected to cruel and illega ...

Iran sanctions, unrest hit Mideast growth: IMF

Rûdaw - 2019-04-29 17:55
Iran's woes have a knock-on effect on regional figures ...

Trump’s Iran Sanctions Are a Risk Worth Taking

Yahoo - 2019-04-29 09:27

Iran says leaving nuclear treaty one of many options after US sanctions move | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-04-29 06:29

Ending sanctions waiver will anger US allies: Iran FM

Rûdaw - 2019-04-28 21:26
“This is coercion, pure and simple” ...

Ending sanctions waiver will anger US allies: Iran FM

Gulan Media - 2019-04-28 20:41

Leaving nuclear treaty one of Iran's "numerous choices" after U.S. sanctions move- Zarif

Yahoo - 2019-04-28 17:24

Iran May Consider Retreating from Nuclear Treaty: FM

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Tehran could consider withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as US is pressuring Iran with sanctions. “The Islamic Republic’s choices are numerous, and the cou ...

Iraq’s Oil Import from Iran Not Affected by Recent US Measures: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-27 13:45
ERBIL — Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said ending the exemptions to Iranian oil buyers by the US will not affect Iraq. Washington announced last Monday that it will not prolong a previous waiver for importing Iranian oil despite US sanctions. Iraq, ...

Iranian regime can't survive 6 years of continuous sanctions: US analyst

Rûdaw - 2019-04-27 13:12
We aren't going to send you $1.4 billion in cash to get four Americans released ...

Turkey seeks alternate oil sources after Iran sanctions

Al Monitor - 2019-04-26 15:57

Turkey Working to Secure US Green Light for Iranian Oil Imports

BAS News - 2019-04-26 15:09
ERBIL — Turkey is in negotiations with US counterparts to convince Washington to allow continued oil imports from Iran without facing sanctions. Turkish biggest refiner, Tupras, which heavily depends on oil imports from Iran, is now hoping to gain an ext ...

Iran sanctions redux — and why a blunt cudgel can’t replace targeted tools - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2019-04-26 02:15

US eases sanctions on IRGC as tensions with Iran persist

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-25 17:45

US loosens sanctions for interacting with IRGC-linked entities

Rûdaw - 2019-04-25 14:13
The change allows US officials and businessmen to more closely interact with counterparts in places like Iraq ...

US issues new Hezbollah-related sanctions

Gulan Media - 2019-04-25 08:13

Iranian leaders defiant in face of Trump's move on sanctions

Yahoo - 2019-04-24 15:34

Turkey Slams US as Tensions Escalate Over Iranian Sanctions

Voanews - 2019-04-24 11:44

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