US Sanctions

Iran says it has replied to EU on 'final' nuclear deal text

IRNA had said Friday that Iran might accept the "final" text drawn up by the European Union to save the deal, which aimed to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief.

published on : 16th August 2022

Discounts drive up India’s fertiliser imports from Russia in current fiscal

Fertilisers are being offered at a discount of anywhere between 10 to 25 per cent from Russia as a result of which nearly 20 per cent of the fertiliser imported between April and July came from Russia

published on : 7th August 2022

US sanctions begin to bite Surat diamond traders

American merchants are demanding a declaration from Surat diamond traders saying the polished material is not from Russia.

published on : 8th May 2022

US to declare Rohingya repression in Myanmar a ‘genocide’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to make the long-anticipated designation on Monday at an event at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

published on : 21st March 2022

India buying discounted oil from Russia will not be US sanctions violation: White House

Asked about a report on the possibility that India could take up the Russian offer of discounted crude oil, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said this would not be a violation of the sanctions.

published on : 16th March 2022

Diamond trade fears  sanctions on Russia 

Jobs would be hit if US sanctions polished diamond imports from India that have been made from Russian roughs.

published on : 15th March 2022

India to keep buying Iranian oil despite US sanctions

Indian Oil Corp will lift 6 million barrels of Iranian oil and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd 3 million barrels, the source told Reuters.

published on : 6th October 2018

India, Russia ink USD 5 billion deal to buy five S-400 air defence missiles system

The deal has been an issue of much speculation after US President Donald Trump's administration's law -- Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) -- came into effect in January.

published on : 5th October 2018

Oil firm on Iran sanctions, but rising US supply and strong dollar weigh

Traders said global oil markets remained tense because of the looming U.S. sanctions against Iran's oil exports, which kick in from Nov. 4.

published on : 3rd October 2018

Will ensure non-Iranian crude, sanctions won't affect India: US

Though India, one of the biggest importers of Iranian oil, has already reduced its import, it has indicated that it is unlikely to go down to zero given its massive energy needs.

published on : 29th September 2018

Oil hits 4-year high after OPEC+ shows no sign of turning on the taps

The United States from Nov. 4 will target Iran's oil exports with sanctions, and Washington is putting pressure on governments and companies around the world to fall in line and cut their purchases.

published on : 25th September 2018

India in touch with EU over alternative payment mechanism for Iran oil imports: Sources

So far, the 28-nation bloc has not put forward a concrete proposal for making payments to Iran for buying of oil.

published on : 20th September 2018

US President Donald Trump reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran after exiting 'horrible' nuclear deal

Iranians are already seeing the effects of the sanctions, with Iran's rial currency losing around half its value since Trump announced the US would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear accord.

published on : 7th August 2018

Russia promises 'tough response' to US sanctions

We will not let the current attack, or any new anti-Russian attack, go without a tough response, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement.

published on : 7th April 2018

New US sanctions 'aimed at the Russian people': Russian embassy

Trump's administration targeted seven oligarchs, 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian officials and a state-owned arms export company.

published on : 7th April 2018

Russia set to re-elect Vladimir Putin as President amid allegations of ex-spy poisoning, election meddling

Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, is polling at around 70 percent and is sure to extend his term to 2024 despite a lacklustre campaign.

published on : 17th March 2018

South Korea's Moon urges 'stern' response to new US tariffs

Donald Trump last week threatened retaliatory action against China and South Korea and vowed to revise or scrap a 2012 free trade deal with the South which he described as a "disaster".

published on : 19th February 2018

China cuts off North Korean imports under UN sanctions

China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea following through on new UN sanctions.

published on : 14th August 2017

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

The US on Monday branded the Venezuelan President a "dictator" threatening his country's democracy and imposed sanctions targeting any assets he might hold on US territory.

published on : 1st August 2017

US House approves sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that puts further sanctions on Russia for its alleged interference in last year’s presidential elections.

published on : 26th July 2017