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Adel Abdul-Mahdi: Iraq is not part of sanctions against Iran

Waar Media - 2018-12-14 23:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Adel Abdul-Mahdi Prime Minister of Iraq in his weekly press conference spoke about sanctions on Iran, and completion of his government cabinet, The premier cannot nominate all the ministers but the political blocs can determine their candidat ...

US Energy secretary confirms commitment to support Iraq’s economy

Waar Media - 2018-12-14 23:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Washington (Reuters) – US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in Baghdad today that there was an intention to boost US private sector investment in Iraq and he said he had discussed his country’s sanctions on Iran with Iraqi energy officials. “T ...

President Rouhani to address Iranians as US sanctions go into ef

Rûdaw - 2018-12-14 19:25

ЕС продлил санкции против России

Kurdistan Today - 2018-12-13 19:21
«Решение: ЕС единогласно продлил экономические санкции против РФ, с учетом нулевого прогресса в реализации минских соглашений», — сообщил он в своем аккаунте в Twitter. Decision: EU unanimously prolongs economic sanctions against Russia given zero progres ...

US sanctions have caused a crisis for Iranian Kurds | Red Pepper

Redpepper - 2018-12-12 10:27

US Energy Secretary in Baghdad, Discussed Sanctions against Iran

BAS News - 2018-12-11 12:53
ERBIL — US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is in Baghdad where he discussed with his Iraqi counterparts the sanctions against Iran as well as challenges the Iraqi government is facing as the result of the sanctions. “Sanctions were mentioned in meetings this ...

Iran's Rouhani warns West will be flooded with drugs after US sanctions - The National

Thenational - 2018-12-10 09:22

Turkish Party Demands Erdogan ‘Seize Trump Towers Istanbul’ After Sanctions - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2018-12-10 07:44

Rouhani calls US sanctions “economic terrorism”

Waar Media - 2018-12-09 20:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday US sanctions were “economic terrorism”. “America’s unfair and illegal sanctions against the honourable nation of Iran have targeted our nation in a clear instance of terrorism,” Rouhani said in ...

Iran President: US sanctions may lead to 'deluge' of drugs, refugees, attacks in the West

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-08 14:38

Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions are 'economic terrorism'

Rûdaw - 2018-12-08 11:43
"We are facing an all-out assault which is not only threatening our independence and identity ...

Turkey's Erdogan slams Venezuela sanctions, Maduro defends gold exports - Channel NewsAsia

Channelnewsasia - 2018-12-08 11:04

UPDATE 1-Turkey's Erdogan slams Venezuela sanctions, Maduro defends gold exports | Metals & Mining | Reuters

Reuters - 2018-12-08 04:01

Iraq Seeks a 2-Year Waiver from US to Continue Importing Iranian Gas

BAS News - 2018-12-07 16:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is asking the United State for an extension to the waiver over purchasing gas from neighboring Iran. Earlier in November following the imposition of the US sanctions agains Iran, Washington gave Baghdad 45 days exemption to c ...

US sanctions two Turkey officials over detention of pastor Andrew Brunson, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Straitstimes - 2018-12-07 00:59

Turkey threatens to retaliate over US sanctions in escalating dispute between Nato allies

Telegraph - 2018-12-07 00:59

Sanctions on Saudi Arabia aren’t enough

Brookings - 2018-12-06 23:40

Why Turkey will protect trade with Iran from US sanctions

Al Monitor - 2018-12-05 12:42

Israel, Turkey and the Kurdish question

Diliman Abdulkader - 2018-12-05 00:54
I’am not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, who helps Iran get around international sanctions,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to Turkish Pre ...

Turkey's Erdogan slams Venezuela sanctions, Maduro defends gold exports | Reuters

Reuters - 2018-12-04 14:29

Turkey's Erdogan slams Venezuela sanctions, Maduro defends gold exports | News | WSAU

WSAU - 2018-12-04 01:25

Iran losing business to Turkey – but US sanctions aren’t the onl

Rûdaw - 2018-12-03 17:38

Iran Vows to Carry on Missile Tests Despite US Sanctions

BAS News - 2018-12-03 00:29
ERBIL - Iran will continue to conduct missile tests to ensure its defense and deterrence capabilities, Iran's top military spokesperson said. "Missile tests ... are carried out for defence and the country's deterrence and we will continue this," General ...

White House throws support behind delayed Syria sanctions bill

Rûdaw - 2018-12-01 12:45
'The bill would add to a robust set of tools at the Administration’s disposal' ...

Global Magnitsky: The Swiss Army Knife Of Sanctions - Law360

Law360 - 2018-12-01 04:49

FIFA’s human rights experts call for sanctions on Iran if female ban not lifted

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-30 17:57
Persepolis’ female fans cheer for their team at the second leg of the AFC Champions League final football match with Japanese side Kashima Antlers at the Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran, Nov. 10, 2018. ...

Canada sanctions 17 Khashoggi murder suspects

Kurdiu - 2018-11-29 18:26

Iraq seeks power revamp to head off sanctions, protests

Rûdaw - 2018-11-28 14:44
Baghdad's power ministry has outlined a plan to wean off Iranian electricity within 18 months ...

Feds Arrest Turkish Banker For Conspiring With Trader Reza Zarrab To Violate Sanctions Against Iran

Forbes - 2018-11-28 09:20

Judge Rips ‘Disingenuous’ Rudy Giuliani in Iran Sanctions Case

Thedailybeast - 2018-11-28 07:13

Critical mass of EU states back new human rights sanctions

Euobserver - 2018-11-27 22:20

US names Turkish ministers, banks as beneficiaries of sanctions-busting scheme - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2018-11-27 19:07

Cancer medication scarce due to US sanctions on Iran

Rûdaw - 2018-11-19 20:46

Iranian jobs go as U.S. sanctions start to bite

Gulan Media - 2018-11-19 12:50

Iraqi PM's office: EU ready to support Baghdad on Iran sanctions

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-17 23:45

EU to support Iraq in US sanctions on Iran

Kurdiu - 2018-11-17 18:10

Iraqi President Barham Salih meets with Iranian counterpart Rouhani in Tehran

E-Kurd - 2018-11-17 17:21
TEHRAN,— Iran and Iraq could raise their annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, amid concerns in Tehran over the economic impact of renewed U.S. sanctions. Rouhani’s remarks ...

EU ready to help Iraq deal with US sanctions on Iran

Rûdaw - 2018-11-17 01:02
EU foreign policy chief Mogherini called Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi ...

U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist Khashoggi | News | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

WHBL - 2018-11-15 19:05

Iraqi PM to Visit US, Demand Longer Exemption for Trade with Iran: Report

BAS News - 2018-11-15 14:37
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is considering a visit to the United States to ask Washington to extend its exemption which allows Iraq to continue its energy purchases from Iran under sanctions. Saudi Okaz newspaper reported on Thursday th ...

Khashoggi killing tests Trump’s love of sanctions - POLITICO

Politico - 2018-11-15 01:55

Exclusive: Iran's Zarif speaks about US sanctions, Saudi 'assassi

Alaraby - 2018-11-14 18:23

Iran's president: U.S. chose wrong path on sanctions, will be defeated

Gulan Media - 2018-11-14 13:38

Iraq Seeks US Approval on Exchanging Food for Iranian Gas: Official

BAS News - 2018-11-14 13:11
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is looking for possible methods in order to continue the purchase of gas and energy supplies from neighboring Iran under the US sanctions, among them is exchanging food for Iranian gas, according to officials from Baghdad. Ir ...

Iran’s Rouhani Says US Chose “the Wrong Path”

BAS News - 2018-11-14 13:11
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again on Wednesday vowed that his country would defeat the US sanctions which are, as described by the president, the wrong path chosen by Washington. “The Americans will definitely be defeated in this path. ...

Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2018-11-14 12:11
Sanctions “will not affect the relations between the two countries” ...

Sanctions on Iran likely to boost Turkey-Iraq commercial ties | Vestnik Kavkaza

Vestnikkavkaza - 2018-11-13 21:48

US sanctions Iran-backed Hezbollah in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2018-11-13 17:18
US slapped sanctions on four Hezbollah-affiliated individuals in Iraq ...

NSA Bolton: US can apply more sanctions to Iran until they ‘squeak’

Rûdaw - 2018-11-13 14:27
"It is our intention to squeeze them very hard. As the British say, Squeeze them until the pips squeak ...

US Pushes Turkey to Replace Iran Oil with Kurdistan’s

BAS News - 2018-11-13 10:12
ERBIL — The United States has stepped up the pressure on Turkey to end oil and gas purchase from Iran, but filling the gap with crude from the Kurdistan Region, a report claims. Following the re-imposition of the second phase of US economic sanctions, wh ...

Iraq’s President pleads for US to consider Baghdad’s position regarding Iran sanctions

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-12 13:51

Erbil and Baghdad are close to a deal on Kirkuk’s Oil

Waar Media - 2018-11-11 22:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and central government in Baghdad are close to a deal over exporting Kirkuk oil to Ceyhan port. After the U.S. sanctions hit Iran, Iraqi government has in plans to export Kirkuk’s oil via Kurdistan pipeline ...

Mid-term elections, US sanctions on Iran with Professor Mikhail

Rûdaw - 2018-11-11 21:16

What makes Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields so crucial after US sanctions on Iran | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2018-11-11 20:34

Kirkuk oil deal could salvage Erbil-Baghdad relations

Rûdaw - 2018-11-10 19:56
Baghdad was trucking the oil to Iran. US sanctions changed all that ...

US grants Iraq 45 days of relief from energy sanctions on Iran

Rûdaw - 2018-11-10 12:08
“This relief gives Iraq time to start taking steps towards energy independence ...

US Gives Iraq 45 Days to Halt Its Business Ties with Iran

BAS News - 2018-11-09 19:19
ERBIL - Although Iraq has been granted an exemption to the US sanctions on Iran, it will not be allowed to have business ties with the neighboring country more than 45 days, a US official explained. According to the official, Baghdad should end any purch ...

From Brunson to Khashoggi, Global Magnitsky Sanctions Score a Mixed Record of Firsts | Just Security

Justsecurity - 2018-11-09 16:31

US details sanctions waiver for Iraqi electricity imports from Iran

Rûdaw - 2018-11-08 11:20
"We granted Iraq a waiver to allow it to continue to pay for its electricity imports from Iran. ...

US clarifies Iran sanctions: No waiver for Iraq, except for electricity

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-07 19:47

Business as usual at Iran-Iraq border crossing as US sanctions take effect

Rûdaw - 2018-11-07 16:51
US sanctions were reimposed on Iran on November 5 ...

Against US Sanctions, Iraqi Shi’ite Leader Sends Billions of Dollars to Tehran

BAS News - 2018-11-07 14:17
ERBIL — Deputy Chairman of Iraqi Shi’ite Hashd al-Shaabi militia, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, is accused of transferring billions of dollars to Tehran in an attempt to help the Islamic Republic of Iran survive the US economic sanctions. According to several s ...

Over 2 percent drop in oil prices after sanctions, waivers on Iran

Rûdaw - 2018-11-06 22:30
Global benchmark Brent crude dropped 2.3 percent ...

Iraq Granted Exemption to Iran Sanctions: Report

BAS News - 2018-11-06 22:25
ERBIL - A special representative for Iran at the US State Department said on Tuesday that Iraq can continue having access to the energy it needs from the neighboring country so that Baghdad will be able to manage its power supply. Brian Hook said that "I ...

US restores sanctions, Iran vows defiance

NEWS - 2018-11-06 19:46

US sanctions on Iran unwise: Turkish envoy

NEWS - 2018-11-06 19:13

Oil Trade Halted at Parwezkhan Border Crossing to Comply with Sanctions on Iran

BAS News - 2018-11-05 23:18
ERBIL - Only hours after the US announced a new phase of sanctions on Tehran on Monday, the oil trade was halted in the Parwezkhan border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Iran, an official said. Aram Says, head of the border crossing, explained ...

U.S. Issues Eight Waivers From Iran Oil Sanctions - WSJ

WSJ - 2018-11-05 22:50

US sanctions on Iran to have impact on Kurdistan region

Waar Media - 2018-11-05 22:42
WAAR-DUHOK: As US sanctions on Iran come into force, Kurdistan region as a neighbor won’t be spared from negative impacts that the sanctions will bring along with them. In the past any changes in Iran’s economy had come to affect Kurdistan region, becaus ...

US: 8 countries will enjoy temporary exempt from Iran sanctions

Waar Media - 2018-11-05 22:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States will exempt 8 countries from sanctions on Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Mike Pompeo listed these 8 countries: China, India, Turkey, Japan, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan and Greece. Pompeo also said: These 8 ...

Iran’s Rouhani vows to bypass US sanctions

Kurdiu - 2018-11-05 22:40

Sanctions on Iran affect the Kurdistan Region

Kurdiu - 2018-11-05 22:40

United World International US election scandals, Turkey sanctions, New Caledonia – weekly outcomes - United World International

Uwidata - 2018-11-05 19:39

Iraq Not Among Countries to Receive a Wavier from Iran Sanctions

BAS News - 2018-11-05 16:48
ERBIL - The US has announced eight countries on Monday which will be allowed to continue to do business with the Islamic Republic of Iran for a certain period of time, while Iraq is not on the list. The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said t ...

Iran president warns of ‘war situation’ as sanctions resume

Gulan Media - 2018-11-05 16:34

Oil slips as U.S. sanctions on Iran begin, Tehran defiant

Gulan Media - 2018-11-05 16:34

Iraq not among 8 nations exempt from US oil sanctions on Iran

Rûdaw - 2018-11-05 15:33
New sanctions take effect on November 5 ...

Iran to ‘proudly’ break US sanctions, sell oil: Rouhani

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-05 15:04

Iraqi Shi’ite Parliamentary Faction Rejects US Sanctions Against Iran

BAS News - 2018-11-05 13:48
ERBIL — A lawmaker for the Shi’ite faction of Fatih, led by Badr Brigade Commander Hadi al-Ameri, has made it clear that they reject the economic sanctions the US is imposing against Iran. MP Fazil Abidnishin said on Monday that Iraq in general should al ...

Erbil to Follow in Baghdad’s Footstep for US Sanctions Against Iran: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-11-05 10:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) would abide by the decisions the Iraqi federal government will make to draw a roadmap for dealing with the US sanctions against Iran, said KRG spokesperson Safin Dizayee. “Whatever the federal government of ...

US sanctions on Iran, 'toughest ever,' take force Monday

Rûdaw - 2018-11-05 09:57
"All eyes will be on Iranian exports, whether there will be some cheating around US sanctions ...

Tehran to Use Sulaymaniyah to Escape US Sanctions

BAS News - 2018-11-05 08:45
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran has reportedly devised a plan to escape the US economic sanctions, and Sulaymaniyah of Kurdistan is among the cities Tehran wants to use to bridge to the outside world. The second phase of the sanctions, which are put ...

Kurdistan to abide by Baghdad’s decision regarding US sanctions on Iran: Spokesperson

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-05 07:49

Al-Hakim denounces US sanctions on Iran in meeting with Kubis

Rûdaw - 2018-11-04 23:55
We expressed our dismay at Washington’s unilateralism in its decisions against Tehran. It constitutes a dangerous precedent ...

Second wave of US sanctions on Iran starts Monday

Kurdiu - 2018-11-04 20:08

Iran leaders defiant day ahead of oil sanctions

Rûdaw - 2018-11-04 19:28
Nov. 4 is anniversary of US embassy hostage crisis ...

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear weapons program over sanctions

Gulan Media - 2018-11-04 14:26

'I won't survive': Iranians reel from sanctions

Rûdaw - 2018-11-04 13:02
There is sad resignation among Iran's young people ...

Turkey exempt from US sanctions on Iran oil: Minister

Gulan Media - 2018-11-03 11:54

Iraqi officials: US to grant Iraq waiver over Iran sanctions for gas, food items

Gulan Media - 2018-11-03 11:54

New US Sanctions to be Imposed on Iran this Week

BAS News - 2018-11-03 11:29
ERBIL - The next phase of US sanctions on Iran, which will target Tehran's oil, banking, and shipment sectors, are expected to be put in force on the upcoming Monday at midnight. Senior US officials explained on Friday that the sanctions will also affect ...

US and Turkey lift sanctions after pastor’s release

Rûdaw - 2018-11-02 22:42

Trump reimposes all Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal

Waar Media - 2018-11-02 20:13
Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran, May 8, 2018 WAAR-DUHOK: The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions will take effec ...

UPDATE: US And Turkey Lift Sanctions Imposed During... | Morningstar

Morningstar - 2018-11-02 16:58

Washington, Ankara Lift Sanctions on Top Officials After Release of US Pastor - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2018-11-02 16:50

U.S. lifts sanctions on two top Turkish officials | News | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

WHBL - 2018-11-02 15:16

US sanctions on Iran won't curb regional activities, argues crisis group

Rûdaw - 2018-11-02 14:04
The Trump administration would be wiser to address the political drivers of conflict, which are informed by specifically local factors ...

Iran braces for oil sanctions after currency crash, protests

Rûdaw - 2018-11-02 08:47
The White House insists the sanctions are not aimed at toppling the Islamic Republic ...

The Illogic of the U.S. Sanctions Snapback on Iran

International Crisis Group - 2018-11-02 03:31
The Trump administration believes that ratcheting up economic pressure on Iran will compel the Islamic Republic to curtail its disruptive Middle East policies. History suggests otherwise. Both Washington and Tehran should step off their current escalator ...

EU bid to sidestep US Iran sanctions hits quicksand

Rûdaw - 2018-11-01 19:07
EU system to sidestep sanctions won't be running by Nov 5 ...
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