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NEW SANCTIONS WAR: EU Imposes Sanctions on Russians, Chinese, North Koreans For ‘Cyber Attacks’, Russia Responds Tit-For-Tat

BRUSSELS/MOSCOW – The EU approved restrictions against structures and citizens of Russia, China and North Korea for alleged “cyber attack activities”. The sanctions are imposed in the framework established a year ago but never applied before allowing the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures to “deter and respond to cyberattacks”, reads the EU Official Journal, […]

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US Intensifies Pressure, Expands Sanctions on European Contractors of Nord Stream 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States authorities have intensified pressure on European contractors of construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline recently, threatening with “far-reaching” consequences if they continue cooperating with the project, the German Die Welt paper wrote on Saturday with reference to sources. The United States authorities have started holding bilateral talks […]

MAJOR: US to Sanction Turkey for Acquiring S-400

WASHINGTON, D.C./ANKARA – Three US congressmen introduced legislation aimed at sanctioning the government of Turkey for purchasing the S-400 air and missile defense system from Russia, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger announced on his website on Friday. “Today, Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) […]

MAJOR: US Expands Sanctions on Both Russian Pipeline Projects

MOSCOW – The US’ decision to remove sanctions exemption for the two pipelines under construction to deliver gas to Europe and Turkey is a textbook example of unfair competition through political means, Moscow announced. The move, which allows the further sanctioning of Russian natural gas projects, has clearly shown the weakness of the American system, […]

China Sanctions Senators Rubio, Cruz, Other US Officials, Over Deep State Lies About Xinjiang

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, D.C. – Beijing introduced counter-sanctions against a number of US officials and entities, including Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, thereby retaliating against Washington’s move to introduce sanctions targeting senior Chinese officials over the fictitious abuses against the Uighur Muslim population in the western Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang. Other officials targeted by […]

MERKEL: ‘We Reject Exterritorial Sanctions on Nord Stream 2’

BERLIN/WASHINGTON, D.C. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that proposed US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from the Russain Federation were law-defying and would be dealt with. “We think that extraterritorial sanctions, like the ones imposed by the US, do not match our understanding of what is legal. This […]

Trump Okays Movement of Iranian Oil Tankers to Venezuela

CARACAS – May 24, 2020 – Iranian fuel tankers for Venezuela are approaching the economic zone of a Latin American country. There they will be taken under guard by the Navy of Venezuela. According to Marinetraffic, the Fortune Iranian tanker is approaching Venezuela and will enter the waters of Venezuela this morning. Illustration: marinetraffic.com.   […]

Russia Excoriates the West Over Rejection of Anti-Sanction Resolution at UN

MOSCOW – Russia lashed out at the United States and its allies for blocking a resolution that called for an end to unilateral sanctions on developing countries amid their fight against the new coronavirus epidemic. The Moscow-sponsored resolution called for abandoning trade wars and punitive measures against 134 countries, under the banner of the Group […]

Syria struggles to fight COVID-19, despite the US-EU sanctions preventing aid

MIDEAST DISCOURSE April 4, 2020 By Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Syrian Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that 6 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections were detected in Syria, which raised the total number to 16 cases, and with 2 deaths.  Today, it was announced that 2 cases have recovered. No cases of COVID-19 have been reported […]

President Trump, leave Venezuela alone, attend to the Coronavirus

By: Ángel R. Veras Aybar, from El Dia In the midst of a planetary disgrace, the arrogant government of the United States has decided to line up cannons against President Nicolás Maduro and other top Venezuelan officials. The interventionist action and violation of the most elementary norms of peaceful coexistence are carried out based on a […]