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.

Iran obtains 15 civilian aircraft in boost to ageing fleet

 Iran has bought 15 second-hand civilian aircraft in the last three months, the transport minister said in published remarks, bolstering an ageing fleet hit by U.S. sanctions that restrict trade of aircraft and parts.

US orders BNP Paribas to pay USD 8.9 bn in Iran sanctions case

 A US judge today ordered BNP Paribas to pay a record USD 8.9 billion fine to settle violations of US sanctions linked to Iran and other countries.

Heartbreak and tears as Russians unable to repay dollar loans

Yekaterina Kolotovkina choked back tears as she told how her world collapsed within a few short months.

Heartbreak and tears as Russians unable to repay dollar loans

Yekaterina Kolotovkina choked back tears as she told how her world collapsed within a few short months.

US sanctions may be godsend for struggling Venezuelan leader

 At the start of the year, a grave-faced President Nicolas Maduro promised "God would provide" after oil prices crashed by half, exacerbating Venezuela`s deep recession, chronic shortages and sky-high inflation. 

New US sanctions would `unravel` Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

Iran warned the US Congress on Friday against imposing new sanctions, saying this would lead to a collapse of negotiations over Iran`s controversial nuclear programme.

US seeks closure of Delhi-Agra highway during Obama's Agra visit

Ahead of Barack Obama's visit to India for Republic Day celebrations, the United States has demanded that all restaurants and hotels on the Delhi-Agra highway should be closed to ensure full-proof security for the world's most powerful man.

US firm walks out of OVL's Russia project after US sanctions

OVL, the overseas arm of state explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), in September 2013, roped in Denver-based Liberty Resources to tap Bazhenov shale formations in Siberia.

Fresh US sanctions violate goodwill principle: Iran

Fresh US sanctions against Iran violate Washington`s "goodwill principle", an official said Wednesday.

Russia says new US sanctions may hamper dialogue on Iran, Syria

Russia says new US sanctions may hamper dialogue on Iran, Syria

 

Moscow: Russia`s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that a widening of U.S. sanctions against Moscow this week may hamper bilateral cooperation on issues such as Iran`s nuclear programme and the Syrian crisis.

`Stupid` US sanctions won`t undo my government: Maduro

 President Nicolas Maduro charged Saturday that tighter, "stupid" new US sanctions are just further straining to undermine military staff loyalty after Venezuela derailed a bid to oust him.

Russia says expects "illegitimate" US sanctions to stay in place

US sanctions are illegitimate but Russia expects them to stay in place for a long time, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday, describing Moscow`s ties with Washington as being in their "deepest chill".

US sanctions violate Geneva nuclear deal: Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday said the new sanctions imposed by Washington on Tehran in some cases violate the agreement reached last year between the Islamic republic and the world powers during the Geneva nuclear talks.

Putin ally Timchenko says business will not turn on him over sanctions

An ally of Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia`s business elite would not put pressure him to change tack on Ukraine due to Western sanctions which would only strengthen support for the President`s policies.

Moscow calls US sanctions `illegitimate`

The economic sanctions imposed by the United States are a revenge on Russia, the country`s foreign ministry said Wednesday.