UN discussing resolution on consequences of sanctions against states

TASS RUSSIAN NEWS AGENCY UNITED NATIONS, August 1. /TASS/. The United Nations Security Council is discussing an Egypt-initiated resolution on consequences of sanctions imposed on states, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Tuesday. “We are discussing the resolution on that,” he told journalists, adding that the document has yet been…

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Amazon says it is under investigation for selling goods to Iranian embassy, others

Washington Post By Abha Bhattarai July 31   Amazon.com says it sold $34,000 worth of products to people and entities with ties to the Iranian government. (Paul Sakuma/AP) Amazon.com is under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, the online giant said Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company says…

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UN report: UAE violates Libya arms embargo

 Reuters 14 June 2017 Report says Gulf nation has repeatedly violated international arms embargo and secretly supplied renegade general. Haftar’s LNA has taken control of key areas across eastern and central Libya over the past year [Reuters] The United Arab Emirates is playing a destabilising role in Libya, analysts say, days after the release of…

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2017 No. 754 CRIMINAL LAW The European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment o f Information Provisions) Regulations 2017

S T A T U T O R Y    I N S T R U M E N T S 2017 No. 754 CRIMINAL LAW The European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017 Made                               17th July 2017 Laid before Parliament   18th July 2017 Coming into force           8th August 2017 For full…

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Sudan Gets Down to Business in the Face of Sanctions and Strife

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Entrepreneurs find new avenues as U.S. delays lifting economic curbs and president clings to power; Gulf states provide investment lifeline   By Matina Stevis Updated July 18, 2017 9:45 a.m. ET KHARTOUM, Sudan—In the capital of a country widely deemed a pariah state, the hustle is always on. “We…

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