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South Sudan urges EU to support lifting of arms embargo

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan said on Thursday that it’s seeking support from the European Union to help lift the arms embargo and sanctions imposed by the United States following the outbreak of conflict in December 2013. Deng Dau Deng, deputy minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation …

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China announces sanctions on 28 including Pompeo

Beijing, China | XINHUA | China has decided to sanction 28 persons who have seriously violated China’s sovereignty and who have been mainly responsible for a series of crazy U.S. moves on China-related issues, a foreign ministry spokesperson announced on Thursday. They include Michael R. Pompeo, Peter K. Navarro, Robert …

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Iran sanctions U.S. ambassador to Iraq

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran sanctioned U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller on Friday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said. Two other U.S. officials were also blacklisted by Iran, Saeed Khatibzadeh tweeted on Friday, noting that the blacklisted U.S. officials were all involved in the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the …

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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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