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U.S. allows itself "chemical" sanctions against Russia

The State Department informed the Congress that Moscow was not in compliance with the chemical and biological weapons warfare elimination act, so consultations with Congress are underway on potential new sanctions against …

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 Russia to evade U.S. sanctions for Iran - FT

The Trump administration fears Russia could help Tehran evade US sanctions by buying up Iranian oil and reselling it as its own, Financial Times writes. "Iran might be pushing the idea of Russia selling their oil on the world …

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Erdogan receives Pompeo at Ankara airport

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara today, according to the presidential press service. Erdogan received Pompeo at Esenboğa International Airport …

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Is West getting back to Nagorno-Karabakh settlement?

Before paying an official visit to Baku, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent made a statement, suggesting that Washington intends to move from a passive presence in the OSCE …

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U.S. names purpose of anti-Russia sanctions

By imposing sanctions against Russia's defense industry, the United States has no intention to undermine the Russian Federation's military capabilities, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Section 231 of …

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Date when Skripal sanctions to come into effect revealed

The United States’ new anti-Russian sanctions imposed over the Skripals case will come into effect presumably from August 27, a State Department spokesperson said. "On August 6, the United States has determined, for purposes …

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Brian Hook named U.S. Special Representative for Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the appointment of a special representative for Iran to coordinate U.S. policy. In a briefing on August 16, Pompeo said Brian Hook, the State Department’s director of policy …

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Pence warns Turkey not to test Trump's resolve

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence threatened Turkey with unspecified consequences if it continues to hold American pastor Andrew Brunson in custody, according to a statement. "Pastor Andrew Brunson is …

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Is U.S. preparing next round of anti-Russian sanctions?

The U.S. administration will comply with the law, according to which, the sanctions should be imposed on Russia for alleged complicity in the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain’s Salisbury …

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Skripal sanction: US brings down iron curtain

The new United States sanctions on Russia will be a very great sweep of the Russian economy, a senior US State Department official said. "We are applying these sanctions against essentially all state – Russian state-owned or …

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