Sanctions and embargoes

Roh Suk-hwan, deputy commissioner of the Korea Customs Service, announces about North Korea coal at the government complex in Daejeon, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. South Korea says a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of UN sanctions. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 3:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of UN sanctions. Reporting on preliminary results from a 10-month investigation, the Korea Customs Service said Friday...
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August 08, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says an Iranian naval exercise involving at least 100 small boats in and around the Strait of Hormuz last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command...
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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Monday Aug. 6, 2018. The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Tehran could launch in retaliation for sanctions President Donald Trump has slapped back on Iran, cybersecurity and intelligence experts warn (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 7:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say. Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015...
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Various currencies are displayed without the going rate on a money exchange shop window in downtown Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Money exchange shops across Iran cautiously reopened on Tuesday after being shut for five months amid economic turmoil fanned by America's withdraw from the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
August 07, 2018 - 10:17 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone's mind remained: What happens now? From deciphering President Donald Trump's tweets on Iran — including one demanding "WORLD PEACE" — to...
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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. 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. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sanctions that kicked in early Tuesday against Iran are meant to pressure Tehran's government into retreating from its support for international terrorism, its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile and nuclear-related programs, President Donald Trump'...
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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. 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. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions against Iran (all times local): 8:51 a.m. Automaker Daimler AG says it is putting its activities in Iran on ice with the return of U.S. sanctions. The Stuttgart-based auto and truck maker said in a statement Tuesday that "we are...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, and New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters address a press conference after their meeting at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Mogherini said the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 1:30 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments. Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to...
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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 - 8:03 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 - 2:23 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 - 11:34 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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