Gulf Times - sanctions
North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in US

North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in US

North Korea's foreign minister on Saturday told the United Nations there was "no way" that his country would disarm first as long as the United States continued to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.

Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' with sanctions

Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' with sanctions

On Thursday, the United States expanded its sanctions war against Russia to China, for the first time announcing punitive measures against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles.

Khamenei urges Iran's military to "scare off" enemy

Khamenei urges Iran's military to "scare off" enemy

State televison showed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei watching drills by navy cadets and contacting the commander of naval forces Iran has sent to the Gulf of Aden.

No missile display as N Korea holds 70th anniversary parade

No missile display as N Korea holds 70th anniversary parade

Kim Jong Un showed off his friendship with China, raising the hand of President Xi Jinping's envoy as they saluted the crowd together afterwards.

Khamenei says war unlikely but wants defences boosted

Khamenei says war unlikely but wants defences boosted

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday war was unlikely but called on Iran's armed forces to boost their defence capacities.

Iraq sending team to US to seek deal on transactions with Iran -PM

Iraq sending team to US to seek deal on transactions with Iran -PM

Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an agreement on financial transactions with Iran following Washington's reimposition of sanctions on Tehran, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday.

Russia hit with new US sanctions over nerve agent attack

Russia hit with new US sanctions over nerve agent attack

The United States imposed new sanctions on Russia Monday over the attempted assassination of a former spy in Britain using a lethal nerve agent.

US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown

US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in what it called "ethnic cleansing" and other human rights abuses against the country's Rohingya Muslims, the Treasury Department said.

Erdogan says Turkey to 'boycott' US electronic goods

Erdogan says Turkey to 'boycott' US electronic goods

Relations between the two Nato allies have plummeted in one of their worst crises in decades after the detention of US pastor Andrew Brunson on terror-related charges.

Khamenei says 'no war, no negotiations with the US'

Khamenei says 'no war, no negotiations with the US'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the currency and widespread protests over high prices and corruption.

Russia says will ditch US securities amid sanctions: RIA

Russia says will ditch US securities amid sanctions: RIA

Russia will further decrease its holdings of US securities in response to new sanctions against Moscow but has no plans to shut down US companies in Russia, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said ...

Iran's Zarif: 'There will be no meeting' with US

Iran's Zarif: 'There will be no meeting' with US

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday there would be no meeting with the United States in the near future following Washington's reimposition of sanctions.