Iraq is far too fragile to find itself on a collision course with the US, for the sake of Iran.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announce fresh sanctions against eight top Iranian officials, as well as against more than a dozen leading producers of metals in Iran.
The two allies of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un put forth their proposals to the UNSC 16 days before Kim’s end-of-December deadline for the US to come up with new proposals to revive nuclear diplomacy.
Sources tell US media outlet that key measures, such as visa restrictions and limits on arms sales, were stripped from a defence spending review.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned if the US imposes sanctions, Incirlik Air Base and Kurecik Radar Station, where US soldiers are stationed, in Turkey would come into question.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said more missile systems are essential for Turkey's security and despite the purchase of Russian S-400s, Ankara is open to buying US-made Patriots.
Talks being held at the bilateral level and not under NATO supervision, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says.
The move came just a week after US President Donald Trump said that he was considering a quarantine or blockade of Venezuela.
Washington imposed an initial batch of sanctions last year on Moscow after determining that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, in Britain, which Moscow denies.
EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says steps could include a WTO case on the issue or using a Blocking Statute, after the Trump administration lifted a ban on US citizens filing lawsuits against investors in Cuba.
A six-month US waiver on Iran's sanctions, which allowed Turkey and other nations to continue buying oil from Iran, expires on May 2.
US announced it will lift the suspension on lawsuits of Cuban entities for using properties confiscated after its 1959 revolution, further tightening a trade embargo on the country.
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