Tag: Sanctions

Senators Threaten to Veto Biden Nominees Over Sanction Enforcement

Senators from both parties are threatening the Biden administration if they do not enforce sanctions on American adversaries. According to The Washington Free Beacon: The nominees were grilled on Tuesday afternoon by lawmakers on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, which is responsible for signing off on Treasury Department nominees. Brian Nelson

GOP Proposes Dropping Biggest Hammer Yet on Iran

Congressional GOP Leaders and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have introduced the largest sanctions package on Iran to date. The only catch is if it will gain any support. According to The Washington Free Beacon: The legislation, dubbed the Maximum Pressure Act, would formally codify the Trump administration’s tough sanctions campaign on Iran and force the

President Trump Authorizes Sanctions on Turkey

President Trump has issued sanctions on NATO member Turkey for their purchase of Russian military weapons. The sanctions are something the President has tried to avoid for months. According to Joyce Karam from The National News: BREAKING: US Sanctions #Turkey for Buying Russian S400 System • Sanctions Presidency of defense industries • Ban on all

Trump Admin Sanctions China Firm for Venezuelan Dealings

The United States Treasury Department has sanctioned a Chinese defense firm over the firm’s dealings with Venezuela. According to The Washington Free Beacon: China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation (CEIEC) allegedly sold hardware that allowed Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro to conduct digital surveillance and other cyber maneuvers against political opponents. The Chinese company began offering

U.S. Sanctions Crippling Venezuelan Oil Industry

The sanctions placed on the Venezuelan oil industry by the United States seem to be working. According to The Washington Free Beacon: For the first time in a century, there are no oil rigs in the country actively searching for new oil. Instead, nearly all oil-based infrastructure has been directed toward already drilled resources. “Venezuela’s

Treasury Department Hits Ukranian and Russian Individuals With Sanctions

The Treasury Department has sanctions individuals from Russia and Ukraine for election interference. According to The Hill: One of the individuals added to the list was Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian member of parliament, who was cited by William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, last month for spreading disinformation to “undermine”

Trump Admin Sanctions Companies Transporting Venezuelan Oil

The Trump administration has hit companies that transport Venezuelan oil with sanctions. According to The Hill: The Trump administration announced sanctions Tuesday on four shipping companies accused of transporting oil from Venezuela, in violation of U.S. sanctions against the country’s government. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement the four companies – three registered in the Marshall

Trump Admin Hits Russian Oil Company With Venezuelan Sanctions

The Trump administration has imposed Venezuelan sanctions on a Russian oil company that worked closely with the company. According to The Hill: The Trump administration Tuesday announced sanctions on a subsidiary of Russian oil giant Rosneft for trading Venezuelan oil and gas. Senior administration officials warned the sanctions against Rosneft Trading SA and its vice

Trump Administration Begins Drafting Iraq Sanctions

The Trump Administration has begun drafting possible sanctions to be placed on Iraq after the country’s parliament voted to expel the US military. According to The Hill: Senior administration officials have reportedly begun drawing up potential economic sanctions against Iraq in the wake of President Trump‘s threat to impose sanctions should the country force American troops to

Trump Hits Iran With new Sanctions

The Trump administration has put new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the country’s shipping networks and airline. According to The Hill: The Trump administration Wednesday slapped new sanctions on an Iranian shipping network and airline for allegedly smuggling lethal aid into Yemen and proliferating weapons of mass destruction. The sanctions blacklist a shipping network