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    (Bloomberg) – The dollar king continues to reign. And that means the banks have no choice but to go the US way. Officials in Hong Kong and China scoffed when the Trump administration imposed sanctions last weekend on 11 people for, in their view, having had a role in undermining the autonomy of the city....
    Reuters August 15, 2020 0 Comments The United States lost a bid on Friday to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid “confrontation” over a U.S. threat to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Tehran. In a U.N. Security...
    (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Washington had suffered a humiliating defeat in its bid to get a U.N. arms embargo on Tehran extended. In a U.N. Security Council vote on the U.S. effort on Friday, Russia and China voted against, while 11 members abstained, including France, Germany and Britain. The...
    Medea Benjamin - Ariel Gold August 15, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) "HUGE breakthrough today," crowed Donald Trump on tTwitter as he announced the new peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The deal makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state and the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan, to have diplomatic...
    Aug 15 (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Washington had suffered a humiliating defeat in its bid to get a U.N. arms embargo on Tehran extended. In a U.N. Security Council vote on the U.S. effort on Friday, Russia and China voted against, while 11 members abstained, including France, Germany and...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard vowed on Saturday that there would be dangerous consequences for the United Arab Emirates after it announced a historic deal with Israel to open up diplomatic relations. The UAE is the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to establish normalized...
    (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has made a "huge mistake" in reaching a deal toward normalizing ties with Israel, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Saturday. He warned the Gulf state against allowing Israel to have a “foothold in the region.” The UAE-Israel agreement, announced on Thursday, is seen as...
    WASHINGTON — President Trump blasted Joe Biden for trying to claim credit for his historic Israel-UAE peace deal after the Democratic nominee said the peace accord came from the “efforts of multiple administrations.” “This is something we’ve been working very hard on and I see Sleepy Joe tried to claim credit for it and I’m...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday resoundingly defeated a U.S. resolution to indefinitely extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, with the Trump administration getting support from only the Dominican Republic but vowing further action to prevent Tehran’s sale and export of conventional weapons. The vote in the 15-member council was...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned the United Nations Security Councils rejection of a U.S. resolution to indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran, calling it a failure "to hold Iran accountable." The 15-member council failed to get the minimum nine "yes" votes required for adoption — allowing a 13-year embargo designed to...
    By Moira Warburton (Reuters) - Evidence used by the United States to justify the extradition of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is "unreliable and defective" and should not be considered by a Canadian court, Meng's lawyers argued in documents released to the media on Friday. Meng, 48, was arrested in December 2018 on...
    By Moira Warburton Aug 14 (Reuters) – Evidence used by the United States to justify the extradition of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is “unreliable and defective” and should not be considered by a Canadian court, Meng’s lawyers argued in documents released to the media on Friday. Meng, 48, was arrested in December...
    (Reuters) - White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said on Friday the refusal of France, Germany and Britain to back the United States in a U.N. Security Council vote to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran was "disappointing but not surprising." "We lost today but it's not over yet," O'Brien said in an...
    (CNN)The UN Security Council rejected a US proposal to extend the conventional weapons embargo on Iran Friday.With the failure of the resolution, the US is now poised to move to unilaterally trigger snapback sanctions on Tehran -- despite having walked away from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 -- a potential action that has drawn...
    Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images The US has suffered a humiliating defeat at the United Nations as its proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran won support from only the Dominican Republic at the security council vote. The US resolution was never likely to be passed in the face of Russian and Chinese opposition....
    An American effort to extend an international arms embargo on Iran failed to pass the United Nations Security Council, setting the stage for a showdown over the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal. “The Security Council’s failure to act decisively in defense of international peace and security is inexcusable,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
    The United States lost a bid to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran on Friday as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid "confrontation" over a U.S. threat to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Tehran. Russia and China opposed extending the weapons ban, which is due...
    The United Nations Security Council has rejected a US resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday, in a move with repercussions for the Iran nuclear deal. “The Security Council’s failure to act decisively in defense of international peace and security is inexcusable,” Pompeo said in a statement ahead...
    The United Nations Security Council on Friday rejected a US bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. The Security Council “rejected a reasonable resolution to extend the 13-year old arms embargo on Iran and paved the way for the world’s leading state sponsor...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday resoundingly defeated a U.S. resolution to indefinitely extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, with the Trump administration getting support from only the Dominican Republic. The vote in the 15-member council was two in favor, two against and 11...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States on Friday failed in its attempt to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, and Washington could now act on a threat to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Tehran. Here is a look at the events leading to the showdown and an...
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States failed on Friday in its bid to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran after the move was opposed by Russia and China, while France, Britain, Germany and eight other members abstained. The United States and the Dominican Republic were the only country on the 15-member body to...
    The U.N. Security Council on Friday overwhelmingly voted against a U.S. resolution to indefinitely extend an arms embargo against Iran. Without further action, the 13-year embargo will now expire in mid-October, allowing Iran to buy and sell conventional weapons without U.N. restrictions.   The embargo was first formed in 2007, well before the 2015 Iran...
    The U.N. Security Council on Friday rejected a U.S. resolution to extend a thirteen-years-old arms embargo on Iran due to expire in October -- a move that will likely result in the Trump administration attempting to extend the embargo unilaterally. The short resolution, which would have extended the embargo “until the Security Council decides otherwise,” mustered...
    Aug 14 (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Friday rejected a U.S. bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. The Security Council “rejected a reasonable resolution to extend the 13-year old arms embargo on Iran and paved the way for the world’s...
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces that the US will designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, April 8, 2019.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images The United States said Friday the U.N. Security Council has rejected...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — US says the UN Security Council has rejected an American resolution to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran indefinitely. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Four vessels were seized with more than 1 billion barrels of oil from Iran that were allegedly destined for Venezuela The United States confiscated the cargo of four tankers that were supposedly transporting fuel from Iran to Venezuela, in a new escalation of tensions against two governments that Washington opposes. The Department of Justice reported...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - An explosion and ensuing fire injured at least four people in a district with many publishers and bookshops in Iran's capital Tehran, state media reported on Saturday, the latest in a series of blasts and fires, some of which have hit sensitive sites. Fire department spokesman Jalal Maleki told the state news...
    The U.N. Security Council on Friday will vote on a U.S. resolution to extend the 13-year-old arms embargo on Iran -- a resolution that is likely to fail, but not end U.S. efforts to extend the arms ban. The U.S. has been pushing for the council to extend the arms embargo, which expires in October...
    “HUGE breakthrough today,” crowed Donald Trump on twitter as he announced the new peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deal makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state and the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan, to have diplomatic ties with Israel. But the new Israel-UAE partnership should fool no one....
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council was finishing voting Friday on a U.S.-sponsored resolution to indefinitely extend the arms embargo on Iran, with veto-wielding Russia and China strongly opposed to it and likely abstentions from America’s European allies. The United States called for the vote on Thursday evening and the results will be...
    WASHINGTON — President Trump blasted Joe Biden for trying to claim credit for his historic Israel-UAE peace deal after the Democratic nominee said the peace accord came from the “efforts of multiple administrations.” “This is something we’ve been working very hard on and I see sleepy Joe tried to claim credit for it and I’m...
    The US says it has taken control of four Iranian fuel shipments bound for Venezuela in the largest-ever seizure of its kind. About 1.1 million barrels of fuel were confiscated "with the assistance of foreign partners", according to the Justice Department. Washington said the shipments violated US sanctions. Iran's ambassador to Venezuela...
    The US Justice Department on Friday confirmed it had seized the fuel cargo aboard four tankers sent by Iran to crisis-wracked Venezuela, tying the shipments to Tehran’s Revolutionary Guards and stepping up the pressure on its foe. “With the assistance of foreign partners, this seized property is now in US custody,” the Justice Department said,...
    VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday before a U.N. vote on whether to extend the Iranian arms embargo that Iran is the world’s leading promoter of terrorism and must not be allowed to buy or sell weapons with other countries. “We’re going to do everything we can within our diplomatic tool...
    (CNN)A multimillion-dollar fuel shipment from a designated foreign terrorist organization in Iran to Venezuela was disrupted by the Justice Department, according to a Friday news release.Justice officials say the seizure of the shipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is the government's largest-ever seizure of fuel shipments from Iran.After executing a court-issued seizure order, the...
    By Humeyra Pamuk and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday said it has seized four Iranian fuel shipments en route to Venezuela and confiscated the cargoes, disrupting a key supply line for both Tehran and Caracas as they defied U.S. sanctions. "With the assistance of foreign partners, this seized property is...
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Friday that federal agents seized a multimillion-dollar Iranian fuel shipment bound for Venezuela, in what it described as the largest-ever seizure of its kind. The U.S., with the assistance of foreign partners, confiscated a total of 1.1 million barrels of petroleum from four foreign-flagged oil tankers, as Tehran and Caracas attempt to sidestep...
    VIENNA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called for the world to unite around a long-shot American bid to indefinitely extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran. As members of the U.N. Security Council voted remotely on a U.S. resolution to prolong the embargo that is widely expected to fail, Pompeo...
    By Rami Ayyub JERUSALEM (Reuters) - From cries of "betrayal" to fears about "falling dominoes", the deal making the United Arab Emirates the third Arab state to forge ties with Israel stirred anger and dismay around the Middle East, but a cautious welcome from the UAE's Gulf allies. The mixed response highlighted new fault lines...
    The Justice Department (DOJ) on Friday announced the U.S. government’s “largest-ever” seizure of fuel shipments from Iran in a successful disruption of a multimillion-dollar shipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a designated foreign terrorist organization, that was bound for Venezuela. The Justice Department on Friday said it has “successfully executed” the seizure order and confiscated the cargo...
    United Arab Emirates leaders should expect punishment for normalizing relations with Israel, according to Iranian officials seething over the breakthrough accord. "The UAE government and other accompanying governments must accept responsibility for all the consequences of this action," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Friday in a statement carried by state-run and regional media. ...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proposed holding an online summit for the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, as well as Germany and Iran, to discuss the Iran arms embargo. In a Kremlin statement, Putin added that Russia remained fully committed to the Iran nuclear deal. (Reporting by Gabrielle...
    Middle East nations are realizing that Iran is the "existential threat" in the region rather than Israel amid the Trump administration's recent diplomatic efforts, Rep. Lee Zeldin, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Friday. “What we saw yesterday was a big development because Israel is surrounded by all these different countries, many of whom do not...
    US authorities seized four Iranian vessels on the high seas bound for Venezuela loaded with gasoline allegedly for violating sanctions imposed by Washington, The Wall Street Journal reported. The ships called Luna, Pandi, Bering and Bella, were confiscated without the use of military force, after a federal judge authorized it last week, at the...
    By Maha El Dahan and Marwa Rashad DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel. Analysts see the surprise UAE-Israel agreement...