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U.S. blacklists five Iranian officials for impeding 'fair' elections

20 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The United States blacklisted five Iranian officials on Thursday, accusing them of preventing free and fair elections a day before a parliamentary vote that it branded a "sham."

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian oil firm in swipe at Venezuela's Maduro

18 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday ramped up pressure on Venezuela by blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration said provides a financial lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

U.S. blacklists Rosneft unit to choke off funds for Venezuela's Maduro government

18 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 The United States on Tuesday tightened financial restrictions on Venezuela, blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian oil firm Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration has said provides a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

U.S. to lift Iran-related sanctions on units of Chinese shipper COSCO - sources

31 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON/LONDON The United States will likely lift sanctions within days on units of Chinese tanker company COSCO that Washington accused of transporting Iranian oil, two industry sources said. | Video

U.S. to lift Iran-related sanctions on units of Chinese shipper COSCO - sources

31 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON/LONDON The United States will likely lift sanctions within days on units of Chinese tanker company COSCO that Washington accused of transporting Iranian oil, two industry sources said. | Video

U.S. to lift Iran-related sanctions on units of Chinese shipper COSCO -sources

31 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON/LONDON Jan 30 The United States will likely lift sanctions within days on units of Chinese tanker company COSCO that Washington accused of transporting Iranian oil, two industry sources said.

U.S. lawmakers divided over Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote

09 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Trump administration officials failed to convince Democratic U.S. lawmakers, and some Republicans, on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander, and congressional Democrats scheduled a vote on legislation to rein in the president's ability to wage war. | Video

U.S. imposes sanctions on South Sudanese vice president

08 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington's latest move to pressure the country's politicians to form a unity government.

Pompeo tiptoes away from talk of 'imminent' attack planned by Iran's Soleimani

07 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on Tuesday to further distance himself from his assertion last week that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani planned imminent attacks on U.S. targets before he was killed in a U.S. drone strike. | Video

Pompeo defends U.S. killing of Iranian as Democrats ask 'Why now?'

06 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, as Democratic lawmakers questioned whether the action was justified and the United States braced for retaliation. | Video

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