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Russia denies resumption of UN sanctions against Iran

Moscow, US | XINHUA | The United Nations (UN) Security Council did not take any action that would lead to the resumption of the previous sanctions against Iran, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday. The statement came shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that “the …

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US faces potential WADA sanctions over funding withdrawal

Montreal, Canada | XINHUA | The United States could face sanctions if they cut off funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). WADA said in a statement on Friday that several government representatives have expressed concerns “relative to threats from the United States Government to withdraw funding from the Agency …

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Int’l community slams U.S. sanctions against ICC senior officials

Beijing, China | XINHUA | The international community has expressed consistent condemnation against the sanctions imposed by the United States on the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor and a member of her office, calling on the U.S. government to lift the punitive measures. The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions …

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U.S. imposes fresh sanctions against ICC officials

Washington, US | XINHUA | U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the United States would impose sanctions on senior officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their investigations into U.S. persons. Pompeo said that the United States would designate ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, …

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Iran’s president says enemy wages “psychological warfare”

Tehran, Iran | XINHUA | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that enemies have waged “a psychological warfare” against the country to downplay its achievements, Tasnim news agency reported. One of the enemy’s main strategies in harming Iran’s economy, beside sanctions, is to “portray a poor image of the administration’s …

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