About: US sanctions

Enlargement 20-10-2021

America’s new instrument in the Balkans

The ‘European way’ in the Balkans has led to an excessive waste of time in achieving the strategic goals of bringing the region into the Western structures, and consequently, the new US administration will now try to make up for it, writes Orhan Dragaš.
China 27-09-2021

Huawei executive release offers chance to reset relations – Chinese state media

The release of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is an opportunity for a reboot of bilateral relations with the United States and Canada but "toxic political rhetoric" could still "poison" the atmosphere", Chinese state media said.
Global Europe 10-08-2021

Biden administration takes fresh action against Belarus’ Lukashenko

US President Joe Biden signed an executive order imposing new measures aimed at punishing Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko as the United States steps up pressure against his government in coordinated action with the United Kingdom and Canada.
Global Europe 09-08-2021

Iran’s Raisi names US-sanctioned Mokhber as first VP

Iran's new ultraconservative President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday (8 August) named the chairman of a powerful state-owned foundation sanctioned by the United States as his first vice-president, the president's official website said.
Global Europe 06-08-2021

Hardline cleric Raisi sworn in as Iran president amid tensions with West

Hardline Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took the oath of office before parliament on Thursday (5 August), with the Islamic Republic's clerical rulers facing growing crises at home and abroad.
China 09-07-2021

US set to add more Chinese companies to blacklist over Xinjiang

The Biden administration is set as early as Friday (9 July) to add more than 10 Chinese companies to its economic blacklist over alleged human rights abuses and high-tech surveillance in Xinjiang, two sources told Reuters.
Global Europe 14-06-2021

‘Intense’ Iran nuclear talks resume as Germany calls for rapid progress

Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna on Saturday (12 June) as the European Union said negotiations were "intense" and Germany called for rapid progress.
Global Europe 10-06-2021

New US sanctions amid calls to free Nicaragua opposition figures

The global community urged Nicaragua Wednesday (9 June) to free four recently-detained opposition presidential candidates, as the United States announced sanctions against allies of long-serving leader Daniel Ortega. The detention of the four — the last two of whom were...
Global Europe 09-06-2021

EU not considering joining US in sanctioning Western Balkans

US-type sanctions for the Western Balkans are not on the agenda, the European Commission said after President Joe Biden signed order blocking property banning entry to the country of those "contributing to the destabilising situation in the" region on Tuesday.
Global Europe 08-06-2021

Blinken: US able to mitigate Nord Stream 2 pipeline effects

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the completion of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline was a "fait accompli", defending the US decision to waive some sanctions if Moscow tries to use gas as a weapon.
Global Europe 20-05-2021

US waives sanctions on Nord Stream 2 as Biden seeks to mend Europe ties

The Biden administration waived sanctions on the company behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday (19 May), a move decried by critics of the project in Congress.
Global Europe 19-05-2021

Republicans slam Biden administration on report of Nord Stream sanctions waivers

Republican US lawmakers on Tuesday (18 May) slammed the Biden administration over a media report that it will waive sanctions on the company behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline to Europe.
Global Europe 19-04-2021

EU foreign ministers to meet on Navalny health as tensions with Russia soar

EU foreign ministers will meet for talks on the health of dissident Alexei Navalny, as the United States warned Moscow of "consequences" if the Kremlin critic dies in prison and tensions soared over a Russian military build-up on Ukraine's border.
Global Europe 15-04-2021

EU expresses ‘solidarity’ with US over alleged Russian hacking

The European Union on Thursday (15 April) voiced support for the United States over cyber-attacks it has suffered, including a major hack blamed on Russia, as Washington imposed new sanctions on Moscow.
Global Europe 15-04-2021

Which sanctions to lift? Biden administration faces the Iran conundrum

Reviving the Iran nuclear deal would seem like a simple task for US President Joe Biden. Iran wants him to lift sanctions in exchange for Tehran's return to compliance.
Global Europe 03-03-2021

Russia warns West after ‘unacceptable’ sanctions

Moscow hit back at Western countries Wednesday for sanctioning senior Russian officials over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, warning its foes "not to play with fire".
Global Europe 03-03-2021

US, EU impose sanctions on Russia for Navalny poisoning, jailing

The United States on Tuesday (2 March) imposed sanctions to punish Russia for what it described as Moscow’s attempt to poison opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent last year, in President Joe Biden’s most direct challenge yet to...
Global Europe 01-03-2021

EU recalls envoy to Cuba over US sanctions comments

The European Union has recalled its ambassador in Havana after he signed an open letter calling on US President Joe Biden to lift sanctions against Cuba, a spokesman said on Saturday (27 February).
Global Europe 23-02-2021

US sees progress against Nord Stream 2 amid calls for more action

The United States said Monday (22 February) it had seen progress from European companies moving out of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, but critics urged stronger action.
Global Europe 27-01-2021

White House says Biden believes Nord Stream 2 pipeline is ‘bad deal’ for Europe

President Joe Biden believes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a “bad deal for Europe” and his administration will be reviewing restrictions on the project included in a bill that passed during the Trump administration, the White House said.
Energy 26-01-2021

German government, businesses come forward in support of Nord Stream 2

The German government said it will not abandon the Nord Stream 2 project, despite US sanctions and calls by the European Parliament to impose EU measures against the Russian-backed gas pipeline project over the Navalny case.
Energy 25-01-2021

Russian Nord Stream 2 pipe-laying ship begins work off Denmark

The Russian ship tasked with completing the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has begun work in waters off Denmark, the company said on Sunday (24 January).
Global Europe 18-01-2021

Zurich Insurance to drop out of Nord Stream 2 project

Zurich Insurance Group will drop out of Russia's Nord Stream 2 project in the face of looming US sanctions against European companies that support construction of the $11 billion gas pipeline, two sources familiar with the situation said.
Energy 14-01-2021

US tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

The US State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face a risk of sanctions, a spokesperson confirmed.