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Trump says ‘not considering’ lifting Russia sanctions, still accused of ‘treason’

US President Donald Trump set tongues wagging when he admitted he could potentially “consider” lifting sanctions on Russia if Moscow ever makes concessions and does something “good” for Washington on issues like Syria and Ukraine. “I haven’t thought about it. But no, I’m not considering it at all,” Trump responded to Reuters’ question about whether he would consider lifting sanctions ...

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Most Americans favor diplomacy over sanctions when it comes to Russia – poll

Nearly 60 percent of Americans reject Washington’s punitive sanctions and pressure approach towards Moscow, and believe the US should focus on repairing relations with Russia, according to a new poll. Despite the ever-tightening ratchet of US sanctions, only 36 percent of responders believe such a strategy could improve bilateral ties between Washington and Moscow, the Gallup poll revealed Monday. In ...

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Detained pastor case important for midterms, so US will ramp up sanctions on Turkey – ex-envoy

Pastor Andrew Brunson’s fate is important to evangelical voters in the looming midterm elections in November, so Washington may impose more sanctions on allied Ankara, a former Turkish envoy to the US says. “There will be additional sanctions, not just rhetorical threats,” Osman Faruk Logoglu told RT. “They have invested a lot of pressure into the release of Brunson, given ...

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US threatens new Turkey sanctions unless jailed pastor released

Washington has new sanctions ready to go if Turkey persists in refusing to release a jailed American pastor, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. During the Cabinet meeting on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said that Turkey hasn’t turned out to be a great friend to the US. Trump also complained about Ankara’s ingratitude in light of the fact that he ...

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US targets Russia and Chinese firms over North Korea sanctions breaches

The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on one individual and three entities, including Russia and China-based companies, over breaches related to North Korea sanctions. The US Treasury said the new sanctions applied to the Russia-based Profinet Pte Ltd and its director general, the China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co. and the Singapore based SINSMS Pte Ltd. ...

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US Congress publishes entire text of Russia sanctions ‘bill from hell’

The full text of Congress’ latest sanctions bill has been released, revealing a punitive piece of legislation that aims to undermine Russia economically – and even suggests designating Moscow a state sponsor of terrorism. Dubbed the “sanctions bill from hell” by its authors, the ‘Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018’ was introduced by a group of Republican ...

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Mismanagement hits Iran more than US sanctions – Iran’s supreme leader

In a rare statement Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has lashed out at the country’s authorities, accusing them of poorly handling internal issues. The mismanagement is even worse than US sanctions, he said. “It is not that the sanctions do not play a role; but a major part of the situation is the result of [government’s own] actions,” Khamenei ...

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Back US on Iran sanctions or face 'serious consequences' for business – ambassador to UK

In the latest threat to the US-UK special relationship, the US’ top diplomat in Britain has called on London to back its pressure on Iran, warning of “serious consequences” for businesses who flaunt Washington’s sanctions. Accusing Iran of “squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities abroad,” US Ambassador Woody Johnson’s op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK ...

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Russia to treat further US sanctions as an open declaration of economic war – PM

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned the US that any sanctions targeting Russian banking operations and currency trade will be treated as a declaration of economic war and retaliated against by any means necessary. “If they introduce something like a ban on banking operations or the use of any currency, we will treat it as a declaration of economic war. ...

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'No logical reason: US sanctions on Moscow about internal politics, not Skripal case'

Although the US says it is sanctioning Moscow over the Sergei Skripal case, the measures are actually due to internal US politics which have led to a “sanctions war” in Washington, writer and journalist Neil Clark told RT. “It’s quite incredible, it’s completely wrong that the US has taken this step, because the UK has yet to produce any real ...

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