Sanctions and embargoes

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , right, speaks to European Union's Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini ahead of the at the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum Retreat in Singapore, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
August 06, 2018 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on Iran (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is re-imposing many sanctions on Iran to exert "maximum economic pressure." The move comes three months after he pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "horrible"...
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In this July 30, 2018, photo, an Iranian street money exchanger holds a U.S. banknote in downtown Tehran, Iran. As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the Obama administration under the nuclear deal, American allies fear greater regional instability. Sanctions on trade in Iranian metals and automobiles go back into effect Monday. The more significant sanctions _ those on Iran’s oil sector and central bank _ go back into effect in November (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
August 06, 2018 - 1:23 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struck a hard line Monday as the U.S. restored some sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, demanding compensation for decades of American "intervention" in the Islamic Republic. While saying he had "no preconditions" for...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, unseen, during their meeting at Merdeka palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (Beawiharta/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the country. In a statement, Trump said the 2015 international...
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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, Iran Air's new commercial aircrafts are parked at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Iran has acquired five new ATR72-600 airplanes from ATR, jointly owned by European consortium Airbus and Italy's Leonardo, a day before the U.S. begins restoring sanctions suspended under the 2015 nuclear deal. (Mohammad Hassanzadeh/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
August 05, 2018 - 6:12 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran acquired five new commercial aircraft on Sunday, a day before the U.S. begins restoring sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers. The arrival of the ATR72-600 airplanes at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport represented perhaps the...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, greets North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho as they prepare for a group photo at the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum Retreat in Singapore, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Asia's top diplomats pressed North Korea Saturday to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns it's proceeding with its programs. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
August 04, 2018 - 6:08 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries' top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid the North of its atomic weapons at an uncertain juncture. At a security conference in...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives for a bilateral meeting with South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Singapore, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (Edgar Su/Pool Photo via AP)
August 04, 2018 - 4:48 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on U.S. warnings on violating sanctions on North Korea (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The U.S. State Department says President Donald Trump's reply to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's latest letter has been hand-delivered to the North's top diplomat. Department...
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August 04, 2018 - 12:31 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions including by "a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products," U.N. experts said in a new report. A summary of the report by experts monitoring U.N...
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August 03, 2018 - 1:09 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is trying to ensure that humanitarian aid doesn't face unnecessary obstacles in getting to North Korea, where the U.N. says around 10 million people need food and other aid. New guidelines proposed by the U.S. and obtained Friday by The Associated Press are...
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is greeted by local officials as he arrives at the military airport in Subang, outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Pompeo will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 03, 2018 - 1:47 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Turkey on Friday for the release of a detained American pastor whose case has led the Trump administration to hit senior Turkish officials with sanctions and badly strained ties between the NATO allies. Pompeo also said he would be...
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In this July 27, 2018, file photo, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa attends the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zimbabwe's electoral commission said Friday, Aug. 3, Mnangagwa has won in Monday's election as the ruling party maintains control of the government in the first vote after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (Mike Hutchings/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:57 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa won election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa received 50.8 percent of the vote while...
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