US imposes new sanctions on Russia over Crimea

ㅤ"’Treasury remains committed to targeting Russian-backed entities that seek to profit from Russia’s illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea,’ said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. ‘Our sanctions are a clear reminder that efforts seeking to normalize investment and economic relationships with those operating in Crimea will not be tolerated.’"

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/8/18. See "sanctions, russia, crimea."

Trump set to reimpose all nuclear sanctions on Iran

ㅤ"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in a call with reporters that the administration will grant waivers to eight ‘jurisdictions’ when it reimposes oil and gas sanctions on Monday.
ㅤ’This part of the campaign about which we’re speaking today is simple: It is aimed at depriving the regime of the revenues that it uses to spread death and destruction around the world,’ Pompeo said.
ㅤ’We expect to issue some temporary allotments to eight jurisdictions, but only because they have demonstrated significant reductions in crude oil and cooperation on many other fronts and have made important moves toward getting to zero crude oil importation.’"

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/2/18. See "sanctions, iran, nuclear deal."

Trump Announces New Sanctions On Venezuela

ㅤ"’Under this administration, we will no longer appease dictators and despots near our shores in this Hemisphere. We will not reward firing squads, torturers, and murderers. We will champion the independence and liberty of our neighbors. And this President, and his entire administration, will stand with the freedom fighters. The Troika of Tyranny in this Hemisphere — Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua — has finally met its match,’ Bolton said Thursday afternoon."

Full story at The Daily Caller News Foundation. Posted here on 11/1/18. See "sanctions, venezuela, bolton."

Trump's Hard Line On Iran Paying Big Dividends

Pictured: U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell

ㅤ"President Trump’s hardline position on Iran and the reimposing of sanctions on Iran is continuing to have a profound effect: On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell announced that BASF, the German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world, announced it would comply with the U.S. sanctions."

Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. Posted on 9/18/18. See "richard grenell, iran, sanctions."

Trump administration hits Russian ships for violating North Korea sanctions

ㅤ"The Trump administration Tuesday slapped new sanctions on Russian shipping companies and vessels for transporting oil to North Korea in violation of United Nation’s prohibitions.
ㅤThe move reinforced the administration’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign to force North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons."

Full story at The Washington Times – 8/21/18. See "russia, north korea, sanctions."

Once-eased US economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

ㅤ”As the sanctions loomed Monday, the President said in a statement, ‘We urge all nations to take such steps to make clear that the Iranian regime faces a choice: either change its threatening, destabilizing behavior and reintegrate with the global economy, or continue down a path of economic isolation.’
ㅤ‌The President warned that those who don’t wind down their economic ties to Iran ‘risk severe consequences.'”

Full story at The Washington Times – 8/7/18. See “sanctions, iran, conservative, politics.”

Donald Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran that were lifted by Barack Obama

ㅤ"The first set of U.S. sanctions are targeting Iran’s automotive industry, as well as gold and other metals, following President Trump’s decision in May to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Those sanctions had been lifted by the Obama administration under the terms of the landmark deal in 2015 that gave Tehran an infusion of cash, which the U.S. says paid for terrorist activities."

Full story at The Washington Times, image from dailycaller(.com) – 8/6/18. See "sanctions, tehran, iran, obama."ㅤHomeOptions

Maria Bartiromo to interview Trump this weekend


ㅤ"The Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo is set to interview President Trump for Fox News’s ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ this weekend at 10:00 a.m.
ㅤThe network announced Friday that Bartiromo and Trump will ‘discuss the current state of the United States economy, global trade sanctions, immigration, and more.’"ㅤ

Full story at The Hill, image from marfeel(.com) – 6/29/18. See "sanctions, immigration, economy, gdp, gross domestic product."ㅤHome

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Trump expected to remove US from Iran nuke deal


ㅤ"Trump will reveal his decision to the public at 2 p.m. in the Diplomatic Room of the White House.
ㅤThe New York Times, citing a source, reported that the U.S. will reimpose all sanctions waived under the Iran deal and impose new penalties, a sweeping move that will almost certainly trigger a showdown with Tehran. The report was published after Trump discussed his decision with French President Emmanuel Macron."

Full story at The Hill, image from dailycaller(.com) – 5/8/18. See "iran, sanctions."ㅤHome

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Nikki Haley says U.S. imposing sanctions on Russia over Syria support

Pictured: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

ㅤ"Haley says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be making the announcement by Monday and it will affect companies that are ‘dealing with equipment related to Assad and any chemical weapons use.’"

Full story…at The Washington Times, image from washtimes(.com) – 4/15/18. Tags: nikki haley, russia, sanctions. 𑗉

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Trump aides prepare for Iran nuclear deal pullout: report


ㅤ”Aides to President Trump are reportedly preparing for a scenario in which Trump withdraws the U.S. from the Iran nuclear agreement next month.
ㅤTrump’s national security team is considering strategies for pulling out of the multilateral agreement and reimposing the sanctions waived by the U.S., according to The Associated Press. The moves come ahead of Trump’s May 12 deadline for key aspects of the deal to be renegotiated.”

Full story at The Hill, image from viralliberty(.com) – 4/5/18. Tags: iran, sanctions, iran nuclear deal. 𑗉

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Accuses US of Attempting to Influence Russian Elections

ㅤ”Sergei Ryabkov’s comments come three days after a new report from the Committee on Foreign Relations was published, detailing the extent to which Moscow has tried to shape elections across Europe. The report called for further sanctioning of ‘state hybrid threat actors’ — countries that use traditional and nontraditional means, like cyberwarfare, to destabilize other nations.”

Full story at The Independent Journal Review, image from (kremlin, moscow, russia, vladimir putin, sergei ryabkov, ryabkov, sanctions) – 1/13/18


Trump Vows to ‘Terminate’ Iran Nuclear Deal If Congress Cannot ‘Reach a Solution’

Story at Breitbart, notes at the DC Drain, image from breitbart(.com).

ㅤ”President Donald Trump announced Friday he will not certify Iran’s compliance with the Iran deal, effectively putting the ball in Congress’s court on whether to end the deal.”

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Donald Trump Agrees to Impose Further Sanctions on Russia ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

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ㅤIt’s unclear to me what the President will be signing, so I’m not giving any opinion about this yet.
ㅤJohn McCain’s statement makes me wonder if his “cancer” is intended to hide latent paranoid schizophrenia. McCain should have just said, “I see Russians that nobody else sees!”

Russia to Seize Two American Compounds, Expel Diplomats in Response to Latest Sanctions

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ㅤOh the outcome when one side becomes aggressive. The other side becomes aggressive and both sides lose. John McCain will be replaced by another politician who tries to convince us that there can be any other outcome. Presently we have an overabundance of politicians trying to fill McCain’s shoes.