Sanctions and embargoes

El secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo al ser interpelado por la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores de la Cámara de Representantes en el Congreso en Washington el 23 de mayo del 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 23, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization." The decision about...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018. Pompeo issued a steep list of demands Monday that he said should be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the Obama-era deal, threatening "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 21, 2018 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face "the strongest sanctions in history," as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018. Pompeo is threatening to place “the strongest sanctions in history” on Iran if its government doesn’t change course. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 21, 2018 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Iran's foreign minister has taken to Twitter to criticize a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that took a hard line on the Islamic Republic. Mohammad Javad Zarif...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media at an EU and Western Balkan heads of state summit at the National Palace of Culture, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 17, 2018 - 11:47 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled Thursday that it won't be feasible to offer wide-ranging compensation to European companies affected by U.S. sanctions over Iran's nuclear program. President Donald Trump last week withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but...
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In this courtroom sketch Mehmet Hakan Atilla, second from left, listens to the judge during his sentencing, flanked by his attorneys Cathy Fleming, left, and Victor Rocco as Atilla's wife, upper right, listens to the proceedings Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in New York. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman imposed a sentence of 32 months in prison on the Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a case that strained relations between the United States and Turkey, a judge sentenced a Turkish banker on Wednesday to just over two and a half years in prison, ignoring recommendations that he spend decades behind bars for his role in helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions...
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A man watches a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. North Korea's breaking off a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatening to scrap next month's historic summit with President Trump over allied military drills is seen as a move by Kim to gain leverage and establish that he's entering the crucial nuclear negotiations from a position of strength. Washington and Seoul, which have no intentions to overpay for whatever Kim brings to the table, say international sanctions forced Kim into talks after a flurry of weapons tests. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 16, 2018 - 5:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — No, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn't killing his summit with President Donald Trump. Or at least, he's highly unlikely to. Pyongyang breaking off a high-level meeting with Seoul and threatening to scrap next month's historic summit with Washington over regular allied...
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In this Aug. 20, 2017 photo, Iran's Central Bank Governor, Valiollah Seif, sits in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran. The United States escalated its financial pressure on Iran Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by slapping terror sanctions on the head of its central bank and barring anyone around the world from doing business with him, underscoring President Donald Trump's hard line after his withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear accord upset European allies. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 15, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States intensified its financial pressure on Iran Tuesday, slapping anti-terror sanctions on the head of its central bank and barring anyone around the world from doing business with him. That dealt a further blow to European hopes of salvaging the Iranian nuclear deal...
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives prior to meet German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
May 15, 2018 - 2:27 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Major European powers sought Tuesday to keep Iran committed to a deal to prevent it from building a nuclear bomb despite deep misgivings about Tehran's Middle East politics and President Donald Trump's vehement opposition. The U.S. already pulled out of the pact of the major global...
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Iranian women attend an anti-U.S. gathering after the Friday prayer in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 11, 2018. Thousands of Iranians took to the streets in cities across the country to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 11, 2018 - 9:38 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on fallout from U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal (all times local): 1:20 a.m. The White House is condemning Iran's "reckless actions," accusing the country of "exporting destabilizing influence throughout the Middle East." White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee...
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with a group of school teachers in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Khamenei has challenged President Donald Trump over America pulling out of the nuclear deal, saying, "You can not do a damn thing!" a day after Trump announced he was renewing sanctions on Iran. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 2:05 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal (all times local): 10:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken with the Iranian president, expressing France's determination to keep in place the nuclear accord disavowed by...
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