U.S. ramps up pressure on Iran, one year after Trump withdrew from nuclear deal

U.S. ramps up pressure on Iran, one year after Trump withdrew from nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump on May 8 announced sanctions on Iran’s trade in metals, which is the Islamic Republic’s third largest export. Trump’s executive order imposes sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors. Trump said the new sanctions target “Iran’s revenue from the export of industrial metals […]

China sees red over arrest of Huawei chief

China sees red over arrest of Huawei chief

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2018 China’s Foreign Ministry has summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad in response to the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and vowed to take “further action” if needed. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1 on the orders of U.S. authorities for allegedly violating American sanctions on selling technology […]

U.S. strikes: Huawei CFO was arrested as Trump and Xi met for dinner in Buenos Aires

U.S. strikes: Huawei CFO was arrested as Trump and Xi met for dinner in Buenos Aires

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2018 Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies, was arrested by Canadian authorities on Dec. 1 and  is now facing extradition to the U.S. on suspicions that she violated U.S. sanctions against Iran. Meng’s arrest came around the same time U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese supreme leader […]

U.S. sees sanctions reducing Iran funds to Hizbullah, Hamas

U.S. sees sanctions reducing Iran funds to Hizbullah, Hamas

by WorldTribune Staff, November 16, 2018 The Trump administration’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran will go a long way toward choking off the Islamic Republic’s financial support for its terror proxies Hizbullah and Hamas, Washington’s special envoy to Iran said. Earlier this week, Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip fired over […]

U.S. official: Sanctions turn Iranian tankers into ‘floating liability’

U.S. official: Sanctions turn Iranian tankers into ‘floating liability’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2018 The United States, following the imposition of sweeping sanctions against Iran, warned all ports and insurance companies to stay clear of Iranian ships. “From the Suez Canal to the Strait of Malacca and all choke points in between, Iranian tankers are now a floating liability,” said Brian Hook, the […]

U.S. rejects EU appeals for exemptions from Iran sanctions

U.S. rejects EU appeals for exemptions from Iran sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2018 The United States considered but turned down requests from European Union members for wholesale exemptions on Iran sanctions that President Donald Trump said in May would be re-imposed after the U.S. withdrew from the nuclear deal. In order to avoid disrupting global oil markets, the U.S. will consider waivers […]

Pompeo warns new U.S. hard line on Iran ‘just the beginning’

Pompeo warns new U.S. hard line on Iran ‘just the beginning’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 The U.S. is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran and the Islamic Republic will be “battling to keep its economy alive,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. The “sting of sanctions will only grow more painful if the regime does not change its course,” Pompeo said in […]

Mattis slams Iran as ‘single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world’

Mattis slams Iran as ‘single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 5, 2017 Iran’s “misconduct and misbehavior” must be addressed, U.S. Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis said on Feb. 4, a day after the U.S. slapped a new set of sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Mattis, who described Iran as “the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world,” was […]

Iran has pocketed $10 billion in cash and gold since signing nuclear deal

Iran has pocketed $10 billion in cash and gold since signing nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2017 In the three years since it signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers, Iran has received more than $10 billion in sanctions relief in the form of cash and gold, a report said. Large payouts in gold and cash from oil funds unfrozen in numerous countries “represent the […]