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US to lift Myanmar sanctions, Aung San Suu Kyi urges companies to bring responsible investment

Sep 16, 2016

US to lift Myanmar sanctions, Aung San Suu Kyi urges companies to bring responsible investment

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday called for US companies to bring responsible investment to the former pariah state #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #President Barack Obama #US Sanctions
Barack Obama to meet Aung San Suu Kyi, discuss rolling back of sanctions on Myanmar

Sep 14, 2016

Barack Obama to meet Aung San Suu Kyi, discuss rolling back of sanctions on Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi's latest visit to Washington signals her transformation from long-imprisoned heroine of Myanmar's democracy struggle to a national leader focused on economic growth. #United States #White House #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #US Sanctions
Iran's parliament approves bill challenging 'damaging' policies of the US

May 18, 2016

Iran's parliament approves bill challenging 'damaging' policies of the US

Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday approved outlines of a bill to oblige President Hassan Rouhani's administration to seek compensation from the US over Washington's "damaging" policies against Iran and its nationals. #US #NewsTracker #Iran #Washington #US Sanctions #Hassan Rouhani #Central Bank of Iran
Iran conducts ballistic missile tests to demonstrate 'deterrent power' despite US sanctions

Mar 08, 2016

Iran conducts ballistic missile tests to demonstrate 'deterrent power' despite US sanctions

Iran said Tuesday it had conducted multiple ballistic missile tests to demonstrate "deterrent power," a move that comes in defiance of US sanctions imposed over its missile programme in January. #US #NewsTracker #Iran #Nuclear tests #US Sanctions #ballistic missile tests
'New chapter in Tehran-Beijing relations': Iran's President Rouhani hails Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit

Jan 23, 2016

'New chapter in Tehran-Beijing relations': Iran's President Rouhani hails Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit

President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a "new chapter" in Iran's relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region. #China #NewsTracker #Beijing #Iran #Riyadh #Tehran #Shi'ite #EU Sanctions #US Sanctions #President Xi Jinping #President Hassan Rouhani
Rouble rubble, jihad and sliding oil: Here's how the west is shooting itself in the foot

Dec 17, 2014

Rouble rubble, jihad and sliding oil: Here's how the west is shooting itself in the foot

The politics of the west's sanctions against Russia and the Saudi bid to fix Iran and Russia by keeping oil prices low is driving the world to its next crisis. The west may find that in trying to fix Putin, it may be shooting itself in the foot #Japan #oil #Europe #InMyOpinion #Geopolitics #Iraq #Great Depression #West #George Bush #US Sanctions #ISIS #Peshawar attack #Rouble Crisis #West Asian Oil #Saudi-Iran Rivalry
Standard Chartered to scour mountains of data for money laundering, with penalty at stake

Aug 12, 2014

Standard Chartered to scour mountains of data for money laundering, with penalty at stake

Because Standard Chartered clears about $2 million transactions each month, the process of poring through the data will be "a huge piece of work" that could take months #Money laundering #Standard Chartered #US Sanctions #federal authorities
US will deal harshly with violators of Iran sanctions: Obama

Feb 12, 2014

US will deal harshly with violators of Iran sanctions: Obama

Warning companies eyeing business deals with Iran, US President Barack Obama has said that they can take such a move at their own peril as America and its allies would come down like a "ton of bricks" on those that violated sanctions against Tehran. #United States #World #India #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Iran #US Sanctions #Francois Holllande
US Congress to hold off on Iran sanctions for now

Dec 12, 2013

US Congress to hold off on Iran sanctions for now

Possible US House action this week against Iran could fall short of new penalties that might derail a short-term nuclear agreement and Senate steps seem further off, legislatives aides said Wednesday, as the Obama administration appealed for patience. #Barack Obama #Congress #Iran #Nuclear disarmament #Iran sanctions #John Kerry #US Sanctions #House Foreign Affairs Committee
Nuclear deal dead if US passes new sanctions: Iran foreign min

Dec 10, 2013

Nuclear deal dead if US passes new sanctions: Iran foreign min

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Iranian nuclear deal would be dead if the US Congress imposes new sanctions, even if they do not take effect for six months, Time Magazine said on Monday. #Congress #Iran #Tehran #US Sanctions #Javad Zarif #Iran Nuclear deal #Iran leader #Iran foreign minister