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  • European Union Looking to Expand Sanctions on Iran Following Attack on Israel

    04/17/2024 12:26:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Euronews ^ | 16/04/2024 | Mared Gwyn Jones & Aida Sanchez Alonso
    The European Union will "start the necessary work" to hit Iran with heavier sanctions after Saturday's aerial attack on Israel, the bloc's top diplomat has said. Speaking following an exceptional virtual meeting of EU foreign ministers on Tuesday, Josep Borrell said he would ask his services to study the possibility of expanding existing EU sanctions against Iranian drone technology. It would see the current sanctions regime - established in July 2023 to punish Iran for aiding Putin's war machine with unmanned drones - expanded to include missiles and to also cover Iran's proxies in the region. The bloc would also...
  • Biden Let U.N. Sanctions on Iran Missiles Expire Before Unprecedented Israel Attack

    04/14/2024 1:52:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2024 | Francis Martel
    The administration of leftist President Joe Biden did not move to renew expiring sanctions in Iran’s drone and ballistic missile production at the United Nations in October, shortly after the Iran-backed massacre of an estimated 1,200 people in Israel and Saturday’s unprecedented direct missile assault by Iran on the country.
  • Biden Further Angers Hispanic Voters by Lifting Cuban, Venezuelan Sanctions

    05/19/2022 4:09:03 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 19, 2022 | Mia Cathell
    The Biden administration has rolled back sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela in a disastrous move being heavily criticized by Hispanic voters here in the United States—many of whom are in the U.S. because they or their families fled the socialist regimes. President Joe Biden's administration mobilized Tuesday to ease economic sanctions against oil-rich Venezuela just one day after lifting several Trump-era financial, travel, and migration regulations for fellow socialist state Cuba, whose repressive government notoriously cracked down on the pro-democracy protests in 2021. This week's events are being seen as a soft-on-socialism downslide in U.S. foreign policy that's dealing a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sanctions on Moscow have hurt European economies while Russia’s has GROWN - and have only encouraged Putin to form stronger ties with China and be more aggressive towards the West

    03/31/2024 9:11:14 AM PDT · by caww · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/31/2024 | David Averre
    After US Pres. Joe Biden declared 'the rouble would be turned to rubble' by sanctions, the Russian economy looks more resilient with GDP growth hitting 3.6% in 2023 - outstripping every G7 country. America and the EU slapped Russian entities with sanctions as early as 2014 after the annexation of Crimea to deter further Russian aggression, disrupt its nefarious activities and demonstrate the West's resolve.... ...'Sanctions influenced Russia's behaviour enormously, but not in the direction of stated objectives by the sender states,' Dr. Kirkham said. 'Sanctions influenced Russia's behaviour enormously, but not in the direction of stated objectives by the...
  • Cuba protesters demand food, electricity as Rubio says nation on ‘verge of collapse’ from Marxist policies

    03/20/2024 9:03:38 AM PDT · by EBH · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/24
    Protests have continued this week in Cuba over one of the island’s worst ever economic and energy crises as food shortages and blackouts push the country toward the "verge of collapse." Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio took to X on Tuesday to say the disastrous situation was down to Cuba’s long-standing Marxist policies. "The reason Cuba is on the verge of collapse is because Marxism always leads to hunger, poverty and shortages," Rubio said The senator, an ardent critic of the Cuban regime, took to the social media platform to push back on accusations levied by the Cuban Deputy Foreign...
  • This is hands-down the best explanation I've heard on why sanctions on Russia backfired, and why they were never going to succeed in the first place.

    03/15/2024 7:11:15 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 38 replies
    X ^ | 3/10/24 | James K. Galbraith
    Best quote of his explanation: "This is a situation in which the sanctions were imposed by one important sector of the world economy which then cut itself off from resources that it needs - and that's particularly true of Western Europe - in return for cutting Russia off from various things that Russia doesn't really need."
  • Biden Rewards Iran's Murder of 3 U.S. Troops With a Cool $10 Billion

    03/14/2024 9:40:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/14/2024 | Stephen Green
    The Biden administration on Wednesday quietly issued yet another sanctions waiver to Iran, giving the terrorist regime access to as much as $10 billion in frozen assets. When Presidentish Joe Biden showed similar largess in September of last year, he promised that the money — "merely" $6 billion that time — could "only be spent on humanitarian purposes." Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said his government would spend the money however they damn well pleased, and then did. It was less than two months ago when three American servicemembers were killed and another three dozen wounded in a drone attack by...
  • Biden Slaps More Sanctions on Israel While Giving $10 Billion Sanctions Waiver to Iran

    03/14/2024 9:11:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/14/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Joe Biden’s administration slapped more sanctions on Israelis over so-called “extremist settler violence” on Thursday — including on two outposts in the West Bank, marking the first sanctions on Israel relating to a specific area. The sanctions are a virtual gift to the anti-Israel and antisemitic “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement, at a time when Biden is trying to shore up flagging Arab- and Muslim-American support. The news also came on the same day that the Biden Administration sent senior White House officials to meet with Palestinian-Americans in Chicago. The sanctions also came a day after the Biden Administration...
  • Biden Continues Slapping Sanctions on Israeli Citizens; Not Just ‘Settlers’

    03/05/2024 9:54:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/05/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Biden Administration continues to apply new sanctions to Israeli individuals and firms as it faces pressure from left-wing activists to take a tougher stance against Israel, lest he lose support in key swing states in the 2024 election. Last month, the White House announced sanctions against four Israeli citizens, none of whom had been charged with any crime, for so-called “extremist settler violence.” The language of President Joe Biden’s executive order is so broad that it allows the administration to adopt sweeping sanctions on any Israeli who lives across the 1949 armistice lines, or who supports the rights of...
  • US to impose 'major sanctions' on Russia over Navalny death

    02/20/2024 11:51:02 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 73 replies
    reuters ^ | February 20, 2024 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. will announce a major package of sanctions against Russia on Friday over the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the two-year Ukraine war, President Joe Biden said on Tuesday. Biden, speaking to reporters as he departed on a trip to California, did not give details but said he would provide more information about the package on Friday. The package will "hold Russia accountable for what happened to Mr. Navalny" and for its actions over the course of the war in Ukraine, White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said, without providing details...
  • Pentagon and SpaceX Respond to Reports of Russia Using Starlink

    02/09/2024 4:52:17 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Feb. 9, 2024 | Yevgeny Kuklychev
    "The military writes that the occupiers have Starlink with licensed accounts," Andriy Tsaplienko, a Ukrainian journalist, said on his Telegram channel ... "They began to deliver Starlink en masse, via Dubai, accounts are activated, they work in the occupied territories" ... "SpaceX does not do business of any kind with the Russian Government or its military," the statement said. "Starlink is not active in Russia, meaning service will not work in that country. SpaceX has never sold or marketed Starlink in Russia, nor has it shipped equipment to locations in Russia. If Russian stores are claiming to sell Starlink for...
  • Socialists Stone and Beat Opposition with Sticks in Venezuela After Biden Sanctions Relief

    02/08/2024 12:59:34 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/08/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Venezuelan opposition leader and banned frontrunner in the yet-to-be-scheduled presidential election against dictator Nicolás Maduro, María Corina Machado, announced that a mob of socialists attacked her campaign event on Wednesday, beating her supporters “with sticks and stones.” “More than 100 regime colectivos attacked with sticks and stones and injured numerous attendees,” Machado wrote in a message on Twitter. “The police present, through their inaction, abetted the armed colectivos.” The term colectivo is used in Venezuela to mean socialist regime-linked armed thugs who have waged campaigns of terror against known dissidents through street beatings, extrajudicial killings, and other violence since the...
  • EU Considering Sanctions Against Tucker Carlson for Interviewing Putin

    02/07/2024 8:24:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2024 | David Strom
    Tucker Carlson's interview with Vladimir Putin hasn't even been released yet and already Western leaders are talking about censuring him for speaking to the Russian president. Newsweek is reporting that politicians inside and outside the EU Parliament are arguing that Carlson is aiding and abetting Putin by giving him a platform, and hence Carlson should face sanctions in the same way that other Russian allies of the Kremlin leader do. Exclusive: Tucker Carlson could face sanctions over Putin interview.— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 7, 2024The irony is strong in this one. One of Putin's great sins is suppressing all political...
  • Announcement of Further Measures to Promote Peace, Security, and Stability in the West Bank

    02/01/2024 6:06:36 PM PST · by girlangler · 11 replies
    U.S. State Department ^ | February 1, 2024 | staff
    Sanctions under the New Executive Order The United States has taken action against persons connected to escalating violence against civilians in the West Bank. The Department of State is imposing financial sanctions on four individuals pursuant to a new Executive Order that President Biden announced today to promote accountability for certain harmful activities that threaten the peace, security, and stability of the West Bank. The Executive Order establishes U.S. authority to issue financial sanctions against those directing or participating in certain actions, including acts or threats of violence against civilians, intimidating civilians to cause them to leave their homes, destroying...
  • Biden, en Route to Michigan, Issues Anti-Israel Executive Order; Exaggerates ‘Settler Violence’

    02/01/2024 11:07:05 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Feb 2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Joe Biden issued an executive order Thursday that purports to target so-called “extremist settler violence” in the West Bank, but whose terms are so broad that they could be used to impose sanctions on Israeli elected leaders and political parties. The order was issued as President Biden made a trip to Michigan, where Arab- and Muslim-American voters have threatened not to support him in the key swing state in the 2020 presidential election because of his perceived support for Israel against Hamas. The order claims that there are “high levels” of violence directed by Jewish Israeli settlers against Palestinian...
  • US imposes sanctions on 19 tankers for transporting Russian oil bypassing price restrictions

    01/18/2024 2:26:16 PM PST · by · 196 replies
    Economichna Pravda ^ | Thursday, 18 January 2024, 21:19 | Staff
    The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions against 19 tankers that transported Russian oil under the flags of Liberia and Panama. SOURCE: US Department of Treasury DETAILS: It is noted that sanctions are imposed in connection with the violation of the restriction on oil prices. 18 tankers fly the flag of Liberia, and one sails under the flag of Panama. Two companies own the tankers: Hennesea Holdings Limited (UAE) and Cielo Marine Ltd (Hong Kong). It is known that the shipping firm Hennesea Holdings Limited (Hennesea), which is headquartered in the United...
  • Sanctioned Western tech is still entering Russia and powering its military machine, new analysis shows

    01/11/2024 11:33:01 AM PST · by JonPreston · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/11/24 | Karen Gilchrist
    Russia continues to import large volumes of Western technology critical to its war against Ukraine, even as sanctions show some signs of taking hold, new analysis shows. Western-origin technologies accounted for almost half of all Russian imports of critical components and “high-priority” battlefield goods in the first three-quarters of 2023, according to KSE Institute. Included among the producers were various U.S. tech majors, with some of their trade values increasing versus 2022 levels.
  • Iran seized a oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman that was in the center of a dispute between Iran and the US

    01/11/2024 5:14:37 AM PST · by texas booster · 47 replies
    Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp ^ | Jan 11 2024 | Amichai Stein
  • Kadyrov Begs US to Lift Sanctions on His Horses, Offers Kyiv POWs in Return

    01/06/2024 12:48:59 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 5, 2024 | Yevgeny Kuklychev
    Russia's Ramzan Kadyrov once again demanded that the United States lift sanctions against members of his family—and his horses—this time offering Ukrainian prisoners of war in exchange, Russian state media reported on Friday. Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya and Russian President Vladimir Putin's loyal ally, made the offer via former American intelligence officer Scott Ritter, who was visiting Grozny, the capital of Chechnya.(snip)"We have prisoners whom we took in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions," Kadyrov was quoted as telling Ritter, a former U.S. official and, more recently, a Russian media darling. "I am passing on to our guest the list...
  • Russian Plane Forced to Land on Frozen River as Malfunctions Soar

    12/28/2023 5:13:46 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 28, 2023 | Isabel van Brugen
    An investigation has been launched after a Russian passenger plane landed on a frozen river near an airport in Russia's far east on Thursday... It's not the first time a Russian plane has landed in an unusual location in recent months. In September, a Ural Airlines Airbus 320 that was flying from the Black Sea resort of Sochi to the city of Omsk in southwestern Siberia attempted to make an emergency landing at the airport in the city of Novosibirsk, but had to land in open countryside. Russia's aviation agency Rosaviatsia said the landing took place "on a site selected...