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Iran Presidential Election 2017: Hassan Rouhani leads the race, says Interior Ministry official

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Hassan Rouhani leads the race, says Interior Ministry official

The election is important "for Iran`s future role in the region and the world", said Hassan Rouhani.

Iran condemns new US missile sanctions

Iran denies ever seeking nuclear weapons.

US imposes sanctions to disrupt funding of Pakistan-based extremist groups LeT, JuD

US imposes sanctions to disrupt funding of Pakistan-based extremist groups LeT, JuD

The US has imposed sanctions on Pakistan-based extremists and an organisation run by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's JuD group as part of an effort to disrupt their leadership and fund-raising networks.

US readying new North Korea sanctions if needed: Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was considering imposing new sanctions on North Korea if it takes steps that deserve a further response, and is threatening to impose secondary sanctions on those doing illicit business with Pyongyang.

North Korea oil imports, airline among possible US sanctions targets: Sources

North Korea oil imports, airline among possible US sanctions targets: Sources

Despite sending a naval force to the Korean peninsula, the Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions, possibly including an oil embargo, banning its airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang, U.S. officials say.

Donald Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russia

Donald Trump also defended Michael Flynn, the national security advisor whose resignation he demanded and received this week.
 

Donald Trump's adviser discussed sanctions with Russian envoy: Report

Donald Trump's adviser discussed sanctions with Russian envoy: Report

A news agency reported last month that White House national security adviser Michael Flynn had held five phone calls with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak on December 29.

US hits Russia with new sanctions, Moscow calls it 'inadequacy'

US hits Russia with new sanctions, Moscow calls it 'inadequacy'

The US blacklisted five Russians, including Russia's chief public investigator who is a close aide to President Vladimir Putin, for human rights abuses, in a move described by Russia as the "inadequacy" of outgoing President Barack Obama.

Trump aide Conway dismisses US sanctions against Russia

Trump aide Conway dismisses US sanctions against Russia

The White House on Thursday unleashed a barrage of punishment against Moscow over alleged interference in last month's presidential election.

New US sanctions against Russia likely for role in cyber hacking

New US sanctions against Russia likely for role in cyber hacking

The outgoing Obama administration is planning a series of fresh sanctions against Russia for its alleged role in cyber hacking into servers and emails of American political parties and leaders in the run up to the general elections, multiple media reports have said.

Russia questions US 'grip on reality' after sanctions

Russia questions US 'grip on reality' after sanctions

The US on Friday added several senior Syrian officials including the ministers of oil and of finance and the leadership of a Russian bank to its sanctions blacklist.

Russia says new US sanctions are hostile acts, promises response

New US sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict are hostile acts by the outgoing Obama administration and Russia will expand its sanctions lists against the United States in response, Russia`s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told TASS news agency.

US blacklists Pakistan nationals on suspicion of money laundering

The United States blacklisted four men and their companies based in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, for purported ties to an organisation accused of laundering money for drug traffickers and Chinese, Colombian and Mexican crime groups.

US sanctions target Assad regime's arms, finance networks

The US Treasury announced fresh sanctions on Wednesday targeting the arms and financial networks of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

North Korea says US sanctions on Kim Jong-Un 'a declaration of war'

North Korea said Friday that the new US sanctions targeting its leader Kim Jong-Un amounted to a "declaration of a war" and vowed to take strong retaliatory measures.

US to present draft UN sanctions resolution on North Korea

The United States will submit to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday a draft resolution that would expand sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test, a spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nation said.

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate

Iran on Monday said new US curbs on the Islamic Republic`s ballistic missile programme were illegitimate, vowing to continue developing its conventional military deterrent.

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate, points to Washington's arms sales

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate, points to Washington's arms sales

Iran said on Monday new U.S. sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic`s ballistic missile programme were illegitimate because of Washington`s arms sales in the Middle East.

White House delays imposing new sanctions on Iran: Report

The White House has delayed imposing new financial sanctions on Iran over its ballistic-missile programme, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

UBS pays $1.7 mn for `apparent` sanctions violations

The Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay US authorities $1.7 million to settle "apparent" violations of rules banning transactions benefiting officially designated terrorists, the Treasury Department said Thursday.