Sanctions and embargoes

Former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks before the Ploughshares Fund Chain Reaction Gala at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Calif., Monday, June 5, 2017. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
June 06, 2017 - 1:10 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Iran nuclear deal could hold even if President Donald Trump pulls out but he warned that imposing new economic sanctions against Tehran could be dangerous. Kerry said new sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016 file photo, a girl uses binoculars to watch the North side at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea. A South Korean civic group said Monday, June 5, 2017, that North Korea has rejected its offer to provide anti-malaria supplies to protest Seoul's support of fresh U.N. sanctions on the country. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man. File)
June 05, 2017 - 5:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean civic group said Monday that North Korea has rejected its offer to provide anti-malaria supplies to protest Seoul's support of fresh U.N. sanctions on the country. The rejection could complicate efforts by South Korea's news liberal President Moon Jae-in to...
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June 05, 2017 - 5:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean civic group said Monday that North Korea has rejected its offer to provide anti-malaria supplies to protest Seoul's support of fresh U.N. sanctions on the country. The rejection could complicate efforts by South Korea's news liberal President Moon Jae-in to...
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June 05, 2017 - 5:05 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A South Korean civic group said Monday that North Korea has rejected its offer to provide anti-malaria supplies to protest Seoul's support of fresh U.N. sanctions on the country. The rejection could complicate efforts by South Korea's news liberal President Moon Jae-in to try...
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Ambassadors to the United Nations raise hands in a U.N. Security Council resolution vote to sanction North Korea, Friday, June 2, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 02, 2017 - 7:16 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist, but Chinese opposition blocked tough new sanctions the United States was pushing. While the resolution...
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Ambassadors to the United Nations raise hands in a U.N. Security Council resolution vote to sanction North Korea, Friday, June 2, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 02, 2017 - 6:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist, but Chinese opposition blocked tougher new sanctions that the United States was pushing. While the...
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In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017 photo, a North Korean soldier looks through a pair of binoculars as he stands at a guard tower on the border near Chongsu in North Korea's North Pyongan Province, as seen from across the border in Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday, May 26, 2017, that Chinese officials have told Washington they have tightened border controls with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 4:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they've tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday. Beijing's action reflects a...
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May 25, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. The Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 on Thursday despite concerns from former...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 24, 2017 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tells it, Iran would be a collapsed state by now if only the Obama administration had refused the 2015 deal that eased economic sanctions in return for a freeze on Iranian nuclear development. This starved-into-submission scenario, however, doesn't fit...
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People watch a news broadcast on the launch of the solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile on a screen in front of the railway station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, May 22, 2017. North Korea said it's ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there following a test launch Sunday, May 21, 2017, it claimed confirmed the missile's combat readiness and is an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
May 22, 2017 - 4:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of U.N. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowing to impose new sanctions. All 15 council members, including the North's closest ally China, approved a statement...
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