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US slaps sanctions on Chinese, Russian entities for backing N Korea's missile tests

Meanwhile, China has urged the US to 'immediately correct its mistake' of sanctioning Chinese firms over North Korea.

23 Aug 2017 8:30 AM

Dialogue more vital than UN sanctions on N Korea to resolve tensions

The new measures were a response to five nuclear tests and four long-range missile launches.

06 Aug 2017 1:47 PM

UNSC to vote tougher economic sanctions on North Korea

If implemented by all countries, the ban would strip Pyongyang of roughly a third of its export earnings estimated at $3 billion per year.

05 Aug 2017 8:31 AM

Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump after Senate approval

But the bill could end up penalizing European firms that contribute to the development of Russia's energy sector.

28 Jul 2017 1:46 PM

US House votes to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea

The measure now heads to the Senate, where there is support for sanctions but debate about whether to include penalties on North Korea.

26 Jul 2017 2:53 PM


US lawmakers agree on sanctions bill for Russia, N Korea, Iran

A House Democratic leader expressed concern that by including North Korea the legislation could face delays in the Senate.

23 Jul 2017 12:34 PM

Trump backs off from scrapping Iran deal; relief from sanctions to remain

Under the terms of the 2-year-old agreement, Tehran scaled back production of nuke-making material in return for massive sanctions relief.

18 Jul 2017 11:23 AM

To punish North Korea, US considers sanctions on Chinese companies

The look at the sanctions comes as Washington seeks to respond to N Korea's test of an ICBM that could strike the US.

06 Jul 2017 8:50 PM

US, China could discuss new North Korea sanctions this week

On Monday, Pyongyang test-fired a short-range missile that fell provocatively close to Japan.

31 May 2017 9:11 AM

Post elections, Iran strikes back at US with more reciprocal sanctions

Iran’s Foreign Ministry published a new sanctions list on its website Saturday, which added nine targets.

21 May 2017 8:37 AM


North Korea sends letter of protest against tougher US sanctions

North Korea and the United States have no diplomatic relations and virtually no official channels of communication.

12 May 2017 1:16 PM

China urges all sides in North Korea standoff to 'stop irritating' one another

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called the situation ‘highly complex’ and sensitive.

04 May 2017 9:25 AM

US warns ‘third country sanctions’ on North Korea

Rex Tillerson said China has reaffirmed support for a ‘denuclearised’ Korean peninsula but that US would test their commitment.

04 May 2017 8:03 AM

North Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike if it 'toes US line'

A media report said that Australia was shielding a hostile US policy of nuclear threats and blackmail against North Korea.

23 Apr 2017 8:07 AM

UNSC threatens new sanctions on North Korea, says no more nuclear tests

In a unanimous statement, the council said that North Korea actions were ‘greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond’.

21 Apr 2017 8:57 AM


Trump admin orders review of Iran nuclear deal sanctions: US

The development of the US reviewing the sanctions relief for Iran comes as Washington said Iran remains a ‘leading sponsor’ of terrorism.

19 Apr 2017 3:17 PM

Britain urges North Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive

The nuclear-armed state is under United Nations sanctions over its weapons programmes.

16 Apr 2017 9:47 AM

Iran hits back at US by imposing sanctions on 15 companies

The companies named did not immediately respond to requests for comments on Monday.

27 Mar 2017 3:35 PM

N Korea criticises old ally China after its ban on coal

North Korea said its main diplomatic backer was 'dancing to the tune' of the United States.

23 Feb 2017 7:54 PM

US adds Kim Jong-Un’s sister to sanctions list

The Treasury announcement came as the US State Department released a report on rights abuses in North Korea.

13 Jan 2017 2:11 AM