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UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions
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UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions

Government taking action against individuals and organisations in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea
7 Jul 2020
Germany accuses Russia of assassination of Chechen rebel
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Germany accuses Russia of assassination of Chechen rebel

Berlin warns of potential sanctions over the assassination in German capital
19 Jun 2020
Should China face sanctions over coronavirus?
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Should China face sanctions over coronavirus?

Experts warn that punishing China over its pandemic response could further deter countries from revealing case statistics
22 Apr 2020
Should Iran still be sanctioned during the pandemic?
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Should Iran still be sanctioned during the pandemic?

Calls are growing for sanctions relief as Covid-19 bites hard in Iran, but Tehran continues to orchestrate attacks
19 Mar 2020
How Iran is using bitcoin to dodge Trump’s sanctions
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How Iran is using bitcoin to dodge Trump’s sanctions

Tehran government issues 1,000 cryptocurrency mining permits in bid to kickstart struggling economy
31 Jan 2020
What happens if Trump’s foreign enemies unite?
Hassan Rouhani
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What happens if Trump’s foreign enemies unite?

Maximum pressure strategy ‘faltering’ as Iran continues to breach nuclear deal
9 Sep 2019
Do economic sanctions actually work?
Donald Trump
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Do economic sanctions actually work?

Trump says Iran is ‘absolutely broken’ by punitive measures
24 Jun 2019

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Iran erupts as US oil sanctions return
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Iran erupts as US oil sanctions return

‘Millions’ attend state-organised rallies against US embargo timed to coincide with anniversary of US embassy takeover
5 Nov 2018
Could Saudi Arabia weaponise oil again?
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Could Saudi Arabia weaponise oil again?

Gulf kingdom responds to sanctions threat by evoking memories of the 1973 oil crisis
22 Oct 2018
What now for Iran as US sanctions come back into force?
A woman walks in front of a mural painting depicting the Iranian flag, in the capital Tehran
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What now for Iran as US sanctions come back into force?

Immediate economic hardship could have longer-term political consequences
7 Aug 2018
US imposes new sanctions against Russians
US has imposed fresh sanctions against Russian entities over cyber-attacks
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US imposes new sanctions against Russians

Five Russian companies and three individuals sanctioned over cyber-attacks
12 Jun 2018
Can Emmanuel Macron save the Iran nuclear deal?
French President Emmanuel Macron is on a state visit to the US
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Can Emmanuel Macron save the Iran nuclear deal?

French President faces uphill battle to win over Donald Trump as US exit looms
25 Apr 2018
Latvia jolted by US probe and arrest of central bank chief
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Latvia jolted by US probe and arrest of central bank chief

US Treasury accuses Baltic nation’s third-largest bank of money laundering
20 Feb 2018
US issues ‘Putin list’ but imposes no sanctions
Vladimir Putin says Russia is not planning tit-for-tat retaliation for US Treasury list
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US issues ‘Putin list’ but imposes no sanctions

Vladimir Putin jokes about US Treasury bid to pressure Kremlin
30 Jan 2018
Trump accuses Russia of propping up North Korea
Donald Trump has accused Russia of breaching sanctions against North Korea
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Trump accuses Russia of propping up North Korea

Russia ‘not helping us at all’ despite strict international sanctions
18 Jan 2018
How Trump may push Iran into China’s lap
Donald Trump under fire over his handling of the Niger operation
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How Trump may push Iran into China’s lap

Reintroduction of sanctions could see Middle East country ramp up exports to Asia
12 Jan 2018
US sanctions are full-scale 'economic war', says Russia
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US sanctions are full-scale 'economic war', says Russia

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Trump was 'outwitted by the establishment'
31 Jul 2017
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