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Netanyahu to lobby in Russia for Iran sanctions

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will push for urgent “crippling sanctions” against Iran over its nuclear programme during talks in Moscow on Monday with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “We will discuss a number of issues. First and foremost the Iranian issue,” Netanyahu said on Sunday at the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting. He flies to…

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February 14, 2010


Biden says expects China support on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday the United States expects to gain China's support for imposing sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. “We have the support of everyone from Russia to Europe. And I believe we'll get the support of China to continue to impose sanctions on Iran to isolate them,”…

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February 14, 2010


U.S. Treasury sanctions Iranian construction firms

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday imposed sanctions against four subsidiaries and the commander of the construction arm of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. The action, which extends earlier sanctions against the Revolutionary Guards and its Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarters, bans U.S. transactions with the newly designated firms and aims to freeze any assets…

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February 10, 2010


China threatens US with sanctions on Taiwan arms

BEIJING: China threatened U.S. firms who sells weapons to Taiwan with sanctions on Saturday, as Beijing ratcheted up the pressure in a ballooning crisis that will widen already deep rifts in their relationship. The Foreign Ministry, Defence Ministry and China's Taiwan Affairs Office all piled in with their own dire warnings, including that arms sales…

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January 30, 2010


US Senate OKs sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would let President Barack Obama impose sanctions on Iran's gasoline suppliers and penalize some of Tehran's elites, a move aimed at pressuring Tehran to give up its nuclear program. The sanctions, approved on a voice vote, would target companies that export gasoline to Iran or help…

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January 28, 2010


Gates, EU leaders say Iran to face new sanctions

KIRKUK: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday he expected the international community to impose significant additional sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme. A senior U.S. official said the United States and its allies would decide early next year whether to pursue more sanctions. Gates also told U.S. troops in northern Iraq that…

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December 11, 2009


Turkey PM to visit Iran, urges caution on sanctions

NEW YORK: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he would visit Iran in October and would bring up that country's controversial nuclear program in talks with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Erdogan was speaking to reporters after Western leaders on Friday accused Iran of concealing a nuclear plant it is constructing southwest of Tehran. U.S….

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September 26, 2009


UN committee agrees targets for NKorea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS: A U.N. Security Council committee on sanctions against North Korea has agreed on a list of companies, individuals and goods to be targeted, a diplomat present at the meeting said on Thursday. The diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because the meeting was still in progress, said the sanctions targeted five North Korean…

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July 16, 2009


Clinton sees more Iran sanctions if outreach fails

CARACAS: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Washington would call for more sanctions against Iran if the White House policy of engagement with Tehran failed. Clinton said US outreach to Iran may not work given the country's recent repression of protests after a disputed election. “It may not be possible, in which case…

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July 7, 2009


Obama extends Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was extending sanctions against Iran as it continued to pose an “extraordinary threat” to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States. Obama declared the routine extension of economic sanctions imposed by former President Bill Clinton in March 1995 in a public notice. “I…

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March 13, 2009


Osama Bin Ladin's son faces US sanctions

The U.S. Treasury said on Friday it would freeze the assets of one of Osama bin Laden's sons and three other members of al Qaeda it believes are operating in Iran. “It is important that Iran give a public accounting of how it is meeting its international obligations to constrain al Qaeda,” said Stuart Levey,…

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January 17, 2009


U.S. slaps sanctions on 13 people connected with Dr. A.Q. Khan

WASHINGTON: The U.S. State Department said on Monday that it had slapped sanctions on 13 individuals and three private companies because of their involvement in the A.Q. Khan nuclear-proliferation network. 'We believe these sanctions will help prevent future proliferation-related activities by these private entities, provide a warning to other would-be proliferators,' the department said in…

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January 12, 2009


EU ministers expected to agree to tighten sanctions against Zimbabwe

BRUSSELS: European Union foreign ministers are set to tighten sanctions against Zimbabwe's government in a fresh bid to force the country's leader Robert Mugabe to step down. Diplomats said Monday EU ministers are expected to add 11 names of mid-level officials lin a tougher stance against Mugabe at foreign ministers talks in Belgium to protest…

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December 8, 2008

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