Contents tagged with US sanctions

  • Turkey wants to trade with Ukraine and Russia in national currency

    Turkey is preparing to carry on trade in national currencies with its largest trading partners, such as Ukraine, China, Russia and Iran, writes Kommersant newspaper.

    According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, if European countries want to get rid of the dollar "shackles" then Ankara is ready to create similar trade system with them.

    Turkey does not accept the world order in which the world has declared an economic war, and countries are pressured by the threat of imposing sanctions, …

  • Kremlin does not believe in the US sanctions against Russian national debt

    According to RIA Novosti, thanks to the demand of domestic investors, state borrowing program will be fully implemented, the Finance Ministry announced, noting that the previous initiatives of the senators to impose sanctions against the Russian state debt “did not proceed”.

    The department is cautious about the plan of American congressmen to introduce the most severe sanctions. “This news is definitely painful for foreign holders of the OFZ bonds. At the same time, the previous initiatives of …

  • Iran threatens to block oil exports from the Persian Gulf

    Iran has reacted to American sanctions by warning that the Iranian government will be forced to cut off oil exports from the Persian Gulf if its own exports are cut off.

    According to a statement on July 21st, the Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has supported Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s proposal to block oil exports from the Persian Gulf. His website states that Rouhani’s statements were “important remarks, which reflect the policy and perspective” of Iran, according to …

  • Gazprom’s European partners under threat of US sanctions because of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    European partners of Gazprom are frightened of coming under US sanctions for helping to construct the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, said a member of the board of the German energy company Uniper, RBC new agency reported.

    Reiner Hartmann heads the Russian branch of Uniper, a company that belongs to the Nord Stream 2 consortium of investors. He said the likelihood that the United States will indeed impose sanctions ,that it is threatening with, is "extremely threatening" for all of Gazprom's …

  • Russian Minister of Internal Affairs says he received US visa 'without problems' despite sanctions

    Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, who was among those added to the US sanctions list in April, has claimed that he received an American visa without any issues. Kolokoltsev came to the UN's New York headquarters for a meeting of heads of the police departments of UN member countries. On the sidelines of the summit, Kolokoltsev met with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, and discussed with him the participation of Russian policemen in …

  • US Justice Department accuses five Russians of supplying Syria with aviation fuel

    On Tuesday, the US Justice Department filed charges against five employees of the Russian company SovFracht for supplying Syria with aviation fuel, thereby contravening the sanctions introduced by the US government against Damascus.

    The Justice Department said that allegations have been brought against Ivan Okorokov, Ilya Loginov, Karen Stepanyan, Alexey Konkov and Liudmila Shemlkova at the District Court of Columbia. The SovFracht employees allegedly “conspired to violate US economic …

  • U.S. imposes sanctions against Ukrainian airline

    The United States of America has added Ukrainian company Dart Airlines to the list of sanctioned companies because of its cooperation with Iranian Caspian Air airlines, as reported on the website of the United States Federal Register.

    Sanctions against Iran were applied to the Ukrainian carrier because of its cooperation with the Iranian airline Caspian Air.

    “For providing assistance, funding or providing financial, material, technologic support or financial or any other services to support …

  • US Treasury Department: providing services to Iranian aircraft may lead to sanctions

    Countries that permit airplanes from Iran to land and be serviced at their airports may face consequences, including sanctions. Acting US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sigal Mandelker, who also serves as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, announced this on Tuesday while speaking at the Washington-based Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

     “Countries and companies around the world should take note of the risks associated with granting landing …

  • US imposes additional sanctions against Ukrainian airline

    The US has announced the introduction of additional sanctions against DART Airlines, registered in Kyiv, as part of a package of restrictions against Iran and third countries related to Tehran's illegal activities.

    This is included in an official statement by the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Ukrinform reports.

    The company is listed under different names in the sanctions list, including DART Airlines, DART Aircompany, DART Ukrainian Airlines, DART LLC, …

  • The US might impose sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The United States is attempting to prevent the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project. They have not ruled out the possibility of sanctions against the company, which is engaged in the construction of the gas pipeline, the representative of the US State Department, Sandra Oudkirk said in Berlin, according to Spiegel Online.

    According to Oudkirk, the US expects that the problem can be solved diplomatically. "We will be happy if the project is never implemented," the representative of the …