Sanctions

UK Preparing Sanctions Against Belarusian Human Rights Violators

The United Kingdom will use “all the tools” at its disposal, including targeted sanctions, to hold Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and his regime to account, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said. Lukashenko, the authoritarian leader of Belarus, on Wednesday held an unannounced inauguration ceremony to mark…

Lukashenko Abruptly Sworn In, Belarus Opposition Calls for More Protests

MINSK—Ignoring calls for an end to his 26-year grip on power, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was sworn in for a sixth term on Wednesday after an election that the opposition and several foreign governments say was rigged. The ceremony would normally have been publicized…

NTD Evening News Full Broadcast (Sept. 21)

President Donald Trump places dozens of new sanctions on Iranian entities, the White House announces a 100 million dollar Department of Justice grant in its campaign to eradicate human trafficking, and Trump appears to want to fast track the confirmation of the nominee he selects…

In Brussels, Belarus Opposition Urges EU to Move on Sanctions

BRUSSELS—The main opposition leader of Belarus urged the European Union on Monday to approve sanctions on officials accused of rigging the presidential election last month, traveling to Brussels to tell the bloc’s foreign ministers to show courage. Despite a sixth straight weekend of mass protests…

Treasury Dept Sanctions Ukrainian Lawmaker Who Met With Giuliani, Peddled Biden Dirt

The Treasury Department announced sanctions against a Ukrainian lawmaker accused of pushing disinformation about Joe and Hunter Biden. Andriy Derkach met late last year with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. In May, he released covertly recorded tapes of conversations in 2016 between Joe Biden and then-Ukrainian…

Lebanese Hezbollah-Allied Party Says US Sanctions Target Whole Nation

BEIRUT—Lebanon’s Amal movement, a Shi’ite Muslim group allied to Hezbollah, said on Wednesday it would not be swayed by U.S. sanctions imposed on one of its members, saying Washington’s move was like targeting the whole nation. The United States expanded sanctions related to Lebanon on…

In Canada, Calls to Impose Sanctions and Join Allies Against Belarusian Regime

Protests that began in May in Belarus against the authoritarian regime of President Alexander Lukashenko have only increased in size and intensity since the Aug. 9 election, which Canada and many other countries widely perceive as having been fraudulent and rigged. Widespread unrest since the…

Trump’s True Relationship With Russia Has Never Been Revealed

Getty / Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic Fate offered Peter Strzok a place in history that he never sought. The son of an Army officer, Strzok also served in the United States military before joining the FBI’s counterintelligence operation in 1996. He excelled at his…

US Blacklists ICC Prosecutor Over Efforts to Investigate Americans Without US Consent

WASHINGTON—The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over her investigation into whether Taliban, Afghan, and American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. The United States is not a party state to…

Baltic States Hit Lukashenko, Other Belarus Officials With Sanctions

VILNIUS —Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia imposed travel bans on President Alexander Lukashenko and 29 other Belarusian officials on Monday, jumping into action to impose sanctions before the rest of the EU. The three Baltic states have led calls for the West to take firmer action…

‘America First’ Enters Its Most Combustible Moment

The months before and after a presidential election are particularly fragile for foreign policy. Each of the five presidents I served understood, as did his team, the weight of this time. Politics and legacy were always front of mind. They were all also conscious of…

Iran reformists hope for Biden, hardliners for Trump

In his nomination acceptance speech on August 20, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden paid little attention to foreign policy issues and focused instead on four major crises: the pandemic, recession, racism and climate change. On the same day, his rival in the White House was…

Trump Demands Full Restoration of U.N. Sanctions Against Iran

President Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday that the United States will ask the U.N. Security Council to restore all sanctions against Iran that were lifted as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal. 0…

New U.S. Sanctions Strike ‘Lethal Blow’ At China’s Huawei

New sanctions against Chinese telecom giant Huawei announced by the U.S. Commerce Department on Monday could strike a “lethal blow” against the company by blocking its supply of semiconductors, geotechnology chief Paul Triolo of the Eurasia Group said to CNN. 0…

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