Sanctions and embargoes

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, firefighting boats work to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea off the eastern coast of China. The U.S.'s self-described "largest-ever" sanctions list targeting Iran includes the oil tanker that already sunk and a bank long since closed. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet late Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, called the re-imposition of sanctions a desperate move and said they target ordinary Iranians. (Ministry of Transport via AP, File)
November 06, 2018 - 7:02 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says new American sanctions are an "indiscriminate assault" on his country. Zarif made the comments...
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An effigy of U.S. government icon "Uncle Sam" is held up by demonstrators during a rally in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, marking the 39th anniversary of the seizure of the embassy by militant Iranian students. Thousands of Iranians rallied in Tehran on Sunday to mark the anniversary as Washington restored all sanctions lifted under the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 05, 2018 - 10:13 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a "war situation," raising Mideast tensions as America's maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold. The sanctions...
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COMBO - This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. (AP Photo)
November 05, 2018 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The Trump administration's tough new sanctions on Iran have taken effect, but eight major importers of Iranian oil are being spared from immediate penalties. The sanctions target Iran's...
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In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 photo released by the North Korean government, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, raises joined hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from a car upon arrival in Pyongyang, North Korea. Both, hoping to get out from under U.S. economic sanctions, agreed to expand and strengthen their strategic relations, North Korea's state media reported Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 6:25 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel — both hoping to get out from under U.S. economic sanctions — have agreed to expand and strengthen their strategic relations, North Korea's state media reported Monday. Diaz-Canel, who is in Asia on...
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COMBO - This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. (AP Photo)
November 05, 2018 - 12:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is defending the Trump administration's reimposition of sanctions against Iran from conservative critics who argue more should be done to isolate the country. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Pompeo refused to reveal which countries received...
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FILE - In this June. 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. North Korea has warned on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 03, 2018 - 7:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country. The statement released by the Foreign Ministry on Friday evening said North Korea could bring back...
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COMBO - This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. (AP Photo)
November 02, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday restored U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that can still import oil from the Islamic Republic without penalty. The sanctions take effect Monday and cover Iran's...
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This image taken from the Twitter account of President Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump, shows what looks like a movie-style poster that takes creative inspiration from the TV series “Game of Thrones” to announce the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran. Trump tweeted a photo of himself with the words “Sanctions are Coming” Nov. 5. The U.S. sanctions on Iran had been lifted under a 2015 nuclear pact, but they are taking effect on Monday. (Donald J. Trump Twitter account via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on Iran (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The European Union, backed by France, Germany and Britain, says they "deeply regret" the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. In a joint statement Friday, they...
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United States National Security Adviser John Bolton talks to the Miami Herald on Latin American policy at the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower on Thursday, November 1, 2018. (Emily Michot/Miami Herald via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 4:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The United States imposed new sanctions Thursday on Venezuela and Cuba and promised additional penalties against Nicaragua as the Trump administration laid out a hard-line policy toward countries the White House branded a "troika of tyranny." National security adviser John Bolton...
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October 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani warned Iranians on Wednesday they may face more difficulties in the months ahead, after the United States imposes new sanctions on the country next week, Iran's state TV reported Wednesday. "The situation was hard for people in the recent months, and it...
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