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'Premature' to talk Saudi sanctions, says US amid calls to ban oil imports over Khashoggi killing

One day after Saudi Arabia admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed during a fight inside its consulate, the US says it’s still too early to comment on possible sanctions against Riyadh. “It would be premature to comment on sanctions and premature to comment on really any issues until we get further down the investigation and get to the bottom ...

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‘Hope we can keep it’: Trump touts Saudi arms deal while talking sanctions over Khashoggi death

US President Donald Trump has again warned that Saudi Arabia will face consequences if it was behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi – but he also suggested that Washington will not be axing its arms deal with Riyadh. When a reporter, employing some lingo previously used by the president, asked Trump what “severe consequences” against Saudi Arabia would entail, ...

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US sanctions Iranian banks, factories & mines

HomeUS News Published time: 16 Oct, 2018 16:54 Edited time: 16 Oct, 2018 16:54 Get short URL Washington has blacklisted some 20 Iranian companies, including banks, steel mills, zinc mines, and manufacturers of cars, buses and tractors. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT US News

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US senators demand Magnitsky Act probe, sanctions on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance

A group of Republican and Democrat senators united to demand an investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a consulate in Turkey. This could lead to sanctions against Saudi Arabia within 120 days. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) ...

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US sanctions are ‘an irritant but don’t bite, doomed to fail in Iran, Turkey and Russia’

There is no ethical basis for US sanctions anywhere as they are aimed to serve US interests wherever it is needed, international oil economist and professor, Mamdouh Salameh told RT. Donald Trump’s efforts to punish Russia for its alleged election meddling could end up hitting US consumers in the pocket because aluminum imports are about to get more expensive. Since ...

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‘Unrelenting vindictiveness’: Pilger talks MSM landscape & Assange, Syria & US sanctions wars

There are two types of media in the world – approved and unapproved – and the public is generally only allowed to see the former, journalist John Pilger told RT. He also spoke about Western sanctions and Trump’s approach in Syria. Speaking to RT’s Going Underground, Pilger said that he believes you can categorize the news as approved or unapproved. ...

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Putin pledges to continue using counter sanctions for protection of Russia’s interests

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow’s response to foreign sanctions is ‘very reserved’ and added that new attempts to exert external pressure would only mean introducing new measures to protect national interests. Putin made the statement at the Russian Energy Week event which is currently taking place in Moscow. He said that the main objective of authorities, who had ...

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India ignores US threat of sanctions as it greenlights S-400 contract with Russia – reports

India has approved a $ 5.43 billion deal to purchase S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, despite US threats of sanctions against New Delhi, local media reported, citing government sources. The Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, has cleared the “game-changing acquisition” on Wednesday, according to the Times of India. The move comes ahead of Russian ...

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‘Sanctions are weapon of war’: Pompeo’s speech at anti-Iran group interrupted by protesters (VIDEO)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the summit of a neo-conservative pro-Israel pressure group was briefly hijacked by anti-war activists. One of the protesters chanted: “We want peace, we don’t want war!” Pompeo had just begun his fiery speech at the summit hosted by the United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI) influence group on Tuesday, when it was ...

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