December 13, 2017

Treasury and Commerce Departments Issued New Sanctions Against Cuba

  On June 16, 2017, President Donald Trump signed his Cuba policy directive on new sanctions against the communist regime at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami. However, it took several months for the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, and State and the White House National Security Council to implement the Cuban sanctions based upon […]

If Socialism Is the Problem in Venezuela, More Sanctions Are Not the Solution

Overshadowed by his remarks concerning North Korea’s “Rocket Man” and the “worst ever” Iranian nuclear deal, President Donald Trump’s views on Venezuela in his speech at the United Nations on Tuesday were soft-pedalled by the mainstream media. But they were spot on: The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but […]

Trump’s latest sanctions push North Korea further into a corner

President Donald trump issued new sanctions on North Korea on Thursday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) President Donald Trump continues to exhaust all non-military options to curb North Korea’s nuclear weapons development, and Thursday he signed an Executive Order that will severely limit North Korea’s ability to participate in the international economy. “Foreign financial institutions must choose between […]

U.S. Sanctions Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, Sierra Leone for Failing to Take Back Deported Nationals

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has slapped sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for “lack of cooperation” in accepting their citizens who face deportation from the United States, including many who have committed serious crimes like murder in American communities, reveals the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). “International law obligates each country to accept […]

US sanctions 4 countries for not accepting deportees

The Department of Homeland Security announced that the U.S. would impose sanctions on four countries for not accepting their nationals who have been deported from the United States. Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone will not be allowed to issue visas for various classes of individuals. The sanctions had been discussed for several months, as […]

Trump and Mnuchin Threaten China with Trade Sanctions After North Korea Nuke Test

North Korea’s latest nuclear test is also a test of China and the resolve of the United States. On Sunday, North Korea set off its sixth nuclear explosion. Tremors from the explosion, which was as much as 10 times bigger than the previous test last year, could be felt in cities in China’s northeast. The […]

United States Imposed Severe Economic Sanctions Against Venezuela

President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order imposing strong, new financial sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela. The Statement by the Press Secretary on New Financial Sanctions on Venezuela The statement by the White House press secretary stated the following: “The Maduro dictatorship continues to deprive the Venezuelan people of food and medicine, imprison […]

New US Sanctions Deliver Financial Blow to the Venezuelan Dictatorship

US President Donald Trump and his administration are aiming to squeeze out the regime by depriving it of its most essential financial resources.  (Twitter) The United States announced its first economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government this Friday, August 25, which represents a serious blow to the country and Nicolás Maduro’s regime. US President Donald […]

US Preparing New Wave of Sanctions against Venezuelan Regime, Including Bond Trade Ban

The US has sanctioned Venezuela on three previous occasions, including more than a dozen high-standing regime members and Maduro himself. (flickr) The United States is preparing to issue a new wave of sanctions against the dictatorship in Venezuela. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, August 24 that US President Donald Trump and his adminsitration will […]

Trump Admin Unloads Block of 271 Sanctions on Assad Regime for Chemical Weapons Attack.

The U.S. Treasury announced on Monday that it is putting into place 271 new sanctions in Syria following a chemical weapons attack on April 4 that killed dozens of people, including many children. Treasury said in a press release that the sanctions are “in response to the attack on innocent civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, […]

Trump Considers Shredding Nuclear Deal, Re-Imposing ALL Sanctions On Iran.

President Trump has ordered his National Security Council (NSC) to conduct an interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), colloquially known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Citing the Islamic Republic’s terror-funding campaigns across the Middle East, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson briefed Congress on the Trump administration’s increasingly hardline stance against Iran […]

Obama Softens Sanctions On Terrorism Sponsor Sudan On His Way Out

The Obama administration plans on easing sanctions against Sudan as part of a larger effort to initiate limited talks with the government in Khartoum, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The White House will make the announcement on Friday. The State Department designated Sudan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1993 “due to concerns about support to […]

House Passes Sanctions On Iran, Syria In Overwhelming Rebuke Of Obama Foreign Policy Legacy

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives sent a defiant message to President Obama in a near-unanimous vote for sanctions on Iran and Syria: the Obama Doctrine of appeasement is dead.  Congress, it seems, is interpreting Donald Trump’s unexpected victory as a referendum on the current president. On the heels of the GOP’s massive electoral triumph, the […]

Iran Scandal Deepens: US Signed Secret Deal Lifting Sanctions THE SAME DAY Hostages Released Photo of Saagar Enjeti

The Obama administration secretly helped lift UN sanctions on two Iranian banks, on the exact same day four American hostages were released, The Wall Street Journal reports. The sanctions revelation, coupled with a now revealed 400 million dollar payment to Iran that day, further contradict the original administration narrative that credited “strong American diplomacy.” The sanctions […]

Confirmed: Obama’s $1.7B Tribute to Iran Was Paid in Cash to Circumvent Sanctions

On Tuesday, the Obama administration finally admitted something its critics had long suspected: The entire $1.7 billion tribute paid to Iran was tendered in cash — not just the initial $400 million infamously shipped to the Iranians in a cargo plane — at the same moment four American hostages were released. “Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn […]

BREAKING: Ryan Moves For “Appropriate Sanctions” Against Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thought when FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that the FBI would not recommend an indictment to the Department of Justice that her private email server troubles were behind her and she could move on. She was very wrong. Thursday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday formally requested that […]

WATCH: FBI Director on Hillary Emails: A Person Who Engaged in Similar Circumstances “Would Face Sanctions”

The rule of law is for the little people… FBI Director James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton of criminal prosecution in the investigation of her email scandal on Tuesday. Then Comey added this: “To be clear this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. […]

Raul Castro’s New “Excuse” #Cuba

Supporters of President Obama’s policy of unconditional engagement with the Castro dictatorship are in a terrible bind after last week’s VII Cuban Communist Party Congress (“Congress”). They argue that the prior U.S. policy of principled accountability had given Castro an “excuse” for its recalcitrant and repressive behavior. Removing this “excuse” is the premise of their […]

Obama Administration: ‘Possible, If Not Likely,’ That Some of the Billions in Iran Sanctions Relief Will Fund Terrorism

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that some of the $55 billion in sanctions relief for Iran will likely fund acts of terrorism, and the White House later backed him up on that point. However, they both defended the Iran nuclear deal on the grounds that it keeps a check on Iran. CNBC’s Andrew […]

UNREAL: Obama Signs Executive Orders Lifting Economic Sanctions on Iran

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer’s landmark nuclear deal, crowning years of U.S.-led efforts to crimp Iran’s ability to make atomic weapons. For Iran, the move lifts Western economic sanctions that have been in place for years, unlocking access to $100 […]

As Iranian Media Celebrates Sailor Captures, Obama Admin Indicates Incident Won’t Slow Down Sanctions Relief

Iranian media is laughing in our face over their successful capture of 10 American sailors this week and subsequent propaganda video. These are just a few snippets of Iranian news outlets celebrating the affair: Yet, White House Press Secretary John Earnest indicated on Friday that the incident will not be taken into account as the administration […]

While Iran Receives Billions From Lifted Sanctions, the U.S. Military Is Cut by Billions

There are many reasons to think that the Iran nuclear deal is an awful agreement. One of those being the $150 billion (or so) that Iran will receive as sanctions are lifted. While Iran is receiving $150 billion, the U.S. military is struggling under cuts that total over $180 billion over the last four years. […]

Iran: If Sanctions Not Removed, ‘We Could Increase the Number of Our Centrifuges to 40,000 or 50,000′

The leader of Friday prayers in Tehran today warned that Iran could significantly increase its centrifuges if it doesn’t think the U.S. is playing fair in the nuclear deal. The remarks of Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami, a senior member of the Assembly of Experts, came the day after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed the […]

‘Whitewash’: UN Accuses Obama of Covering up Iran Sanctions Violations

A new United Nations report suggests that the Obama administration and other western governments may be covering up Iran’s violations of international sanctions of ahead of the upcoming June 30 deadline for a final nuclear deal to be agreed. As Sangwon Yoon reports at Bloomberg View, the UN report provides clear evidence of sanctions violations, […]

Israel analysts shocked by Obama’s comments on sanctions, S-300 supply

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, looks toward US President Barack Obama as he speaks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, March 2013 (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) Israeli analysts expressed shock and amazement Friday night at US President Barack Obama’s stated openness to Iran’s demand for the immediate lifting of all economic […]

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