Sanctions and embargoes

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, people wear protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the Tajrish traditional bazaar in northern Tehran, Iran. As a new wave of coronavirus infections engulfed Iran this month, filling hospitals and driving up the death toll, the country's health minister gave a rare speech criticizing the government's powerlessness to enforce basic health measures. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
October 26, 2020 - 1:03 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As coronavirus infections reached new heights in Iran this month, overwhelming its hospitals and driving up its death toll, the country’s health minister gave a rare speech criticizing his own government’s refusal to enforce basic health measures. “We asked for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020 file photo, Frence ambassador to Turkey Herve Magro, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for photographs after the new ambassador presented his letter of credentials, in Ankara, Turkey. France recalled its ambassador to Turkey for consultations after Erdogan said Saturday, Oct. 24 French President Emmanuel Macron needed mental health treatment and made other comments that the French government described as unacceptably rude.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
October 25, 2020 - 3:40 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the United States to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second personal attack Sunday on French President Emmanuel Macron. Speaking a day after he suggested Macron needed mental health treatment because...
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In this Oct. 15, 2020 file photo, people wear protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in the Tajrish traditional bazaar in northern Tehran, Iran. On Monday, Oct.19, 2020, Iran recorded its worst day of new deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with 337 confirmed dead. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
October 19, 2020 - 6:45 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran recorded its worst day of new deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with 337 confirmed dead on Monday. The grim milestone represents a significant spike from the previous single-day death toll record of 279. The Health Ministry also announced 4,251 new...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, an Iranian clergyman stands next to missiles and army troops, during a manoeuvre, in an undisclosed location in Iran. A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that bared it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday, Oct. 18, 20202, as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States. (Majid Asgaripour/Mehr News Agency via AP, File)
October 18, 2020 - 10:03 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States, which insists the ban remains in place. While Iran...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, photo provided by the Iranian Health Ministry, medics tend to a COVID-19 patient at the Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital in Tehran, Iran. Iran is confronting a new surge of infections that is filling hospitals and cemeteries alike. (Akbar Badrkhani/Iranian Health Ministry via AP)
October 17, 2020 - 9:35 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Saturday that its death toll from the coronavirus has passed the milestone of 30,000, in what has been the Mideast region's worst outbreak. Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari announced that the total death toll from the outbreak had reached at least 30,...
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In this photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with Armenia's Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
October 13, 2020 - 1:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Tuesday that Moscow could freeze its contacts with the European Union in response to its sanctions over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny — an unprecedented threat that reflects a bitter Russia-EU strain. The tough statement...
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October 11, 2020 - 6:05 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead. Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari said this pushes the total confirmed death toll to 28,544, making it the hardest-hit country in the region. A further 3,822 new...
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October 08, 2020 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has blacklisted virtually all of Iran’s financial sector, dealing another blow to an economy that is already reeling under U.S. sanctions. The move will deepen tensions with European nations and others over Iran. Thursday's move is hits 18 Iranian banks...
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In this photo posted on the Instagram account of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Navalny, center, poses for a photo with his wife Yulia and their son Zahar in an unknown location in Germany. (Alexei Navalny's Instagram Account via AP)
October 07, 2020 - 11:11 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Germany's foreign minister warned Wednesday of possible “targeted and disruptive sanctions” if Russia does not provide answers about the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a Soviet-era nerve agent, while a Russian diplomat pushed back at international...
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October 06, 2020 - 7:43 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS lifted sanctions against Mali on Tuesday after the prime minister announced the rest of the transitional government positions nearly two months after a military coup. In a communique, the regional heads of state cited “significant advances”...
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