Documents from a case brought by U.S. authorities against Chinese tech giant Huawei suggest that the company was using front companies in Iran and Syria to circumvent U.S. sanctions against those countries. What’s the story? For the past two years, U.S. prosecutors have been investigating whether Huawei had been shipping U.S. goods to Iran, in
Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms. “We will not tolerate attempts to interfere in our democratic process, and we will side with our allies and partners against Russian subversion and destabilization,” administration officials said in a joint statement. “We will
The members of OPEC have agreed to cut oil production. This could soon result in an increase in gas prices in the United States. Here’s what we know OPEC is an organization that controls the oil market in 15 different countries. Because these countries control such a large share of the total oil market, OPEC
by Steve Birr The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions against Russia following its use of a nerve agent in the U.K. in “violation of international law.” Heather Nauert, the spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State, said Wednesday it notified the Kremlin about the impending sanctions, which will likely be imposed on Aug.
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Russian entities and three Russian individuals under Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended, and Section 224 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). One of
by Ian Hanchett6 Apr 20180 6 Apr, 20186 Apr, 2018 On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued that President Trump implemented sanctions against Russia “because Mueller is getting close.” Maher said Trump “maybe, deserves” credit for the sanctions. He continued, “We are finally asking for sanctions — putting sanctions on Russia,
Senior national security officials held a briefing Thursday morning to update the media on the new sanctions against Russian entities. Some were speaking off the record and only on background so their names are not mentioned and quotes may not be exact. National Security Spokesman Marc Raimondi started the briefing at about 10:05 a.m.
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five entities and 19 individuals under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) as well as Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended, and codified pursuant to CAATSA.