Latest Sanctions and embargoes News

UN approves more transparent procedures for people and entities to get off its sanctions lists

Jul. 20, 2024 00:38 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved more transparent procedures Friday for the hundreds of individuals, companies and other entities who are subject to U.N. sanctions and want to get off the blacklists. The resolution, co-sponsored by...

Iran's new president vows balance with all countries but warns US his country won't be pressured

Jul. 13, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s newly elected president said his government will create "balance in relations with all countries” in line with national interests and the prerequisites for peace but stressed to the United States that his country “will not respond to pressure.” ...

Oil tanker held by Iran for over a year heads reaches international waters, tracking data shows

Jul. 11, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker held by Iran for over a year after being seized amid tensions between Tehran and the United States reached international waters on Thursday, tracking data showed. The Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Advantage Sweet traveled through...

Myanmar's ethnic rebels say they captured an airport in a new setback for the military government

Jul. 08, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Myanmar’s most powerful ethnic minority groups battling the military government said it captured an airport serving the country’s top world-class beach resort, marking the first time resistance forces have seized such a facility. Residents of the area in...

Iran's presidential candidates discuss economic sanctions and nuclear deal ahead of Friday runoff

Jul. 02, 2024 22:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian presidential candidates on Tuesday discussed the impact of economic sanctions imposed on their country by the United States and other Western nations and presented their proposals for reviving a nuclear deal with world powers. It was the second — and...

Research expert tells UN it has 'irrefutably' established missile debris in Ukraine is North Korean

Jun. 28, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of a research organization that has been tracing weapons used in attacks in Ukraine since 2018 told the United Nations Security Council on Friday it has “irrefutably” established that ballistic missile remnants found in Ukraine came from North Korea. ...

Thai banks are the top suppliers of financial services to Myanmar’s military, UN expert says

Jun. 26, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai banks have become the main supplier of international financial services for Myanmar’s military government, enabling it to purchase goods and equipment to carry out its increasingly bloody war against pro-democracy resistance forces and armed ethnic minority groups, a U.N....

US and allies clash with Tehran and Moscow over Iranian nuclear program at UN Security Council

Jun. 25, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its key European allies clashed with Iran and Russia over Tehran’s expanding nuclear program, with the U.S. vowing “to use all means necessary to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran” in a U.N. Security Council meeting on Monday. The U.S.,...

Iranian presidential candidates debate foreign policy ahead of Friday vote

Jun. 24, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s presidential candidates discussed the country’s foreign policy Monday in a three-hour live debate, promising to seek better relations with other nations and work to have sanctions on their country lifted. The televised debate was the fourth in a...

The EU targets Russia's LNG ghost fleet with sanctions as concern mounts about hybrid attacks

Jun. 24, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday slapped new sanctions on Russia over its war on Ukraine, targeting Moscow’s shadow fleet of tankers moving liquefied natural gas through Europe as well as several companies. At a meeting in Luxembourg, where the sanctions were...