U.S. Considered Blacklisting Two Chinese Banks Over North Korea Ties

By Christian Berthelsen April 13, 2018 U.S. shelved plan to sanction lenders seen as vital to system Firm allegedly used AgBank, China Construction for laundering U.S. officials alarmed by public displays of Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile technology last summer considered taking the provocative step of blacklisting two of China’s biggest banks from the U.S. financial…

John Bolton: A complex worldview that just might work for Trump

Tom Rogan  April 10, 2018 12:00 AM  Long before John Bolton was named as President Trump’s new national security adviser, a position he assumes on Monday, his name sparked diametrically opposite reactions in Washington. Some have long lauded the former undersecretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations for his near absolute commitment…

Les Européens sont divisés sur l’opportunité de nouvelles sanctions contre l’Iran

Pour sauver l’accord nucléaire, contesté par Trump, Paris, Londres et Berlin durcissent le ton. LE MONDE | 20.03.2018 à 10h45 • Mis à jour le 20.03.2018 à 10h51 | Par Jean-Pierre Stroobants (Bruxelles, Bureau européen) Les Européens « chantent à plusieurs voix, mais la même chanson ». La formule de la haute représentante Federica Mogherini résume, de…

UN advisor criticizes Maersk’s shipment for North Korea

  BY OLE ANDERSEN, TOMAS KRISTIANSEN Published  23.03.18 at 11:25 No companies should accept a risk of getting caught transporting components for sanctioned North Korean missiles, says former UN monitor and sanctions advisor to ShippingWatch. Photo: /ritzau/AP/Wong Maye-E It is not acceptable for subsidiaries in major international transport companies to claim that they did not know what…

March 04, 2018  Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (C) alongside with his oil minister Bijan Zangeneh (R) and the governor of Iran’s Central Bank Valiollah Seif in a meeting in the CBI headquarter in Tehran, on Sunday March 04, 2018. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called on Iranian banks to comply with international regulations in order…