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#Sanctions

# sanctions - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test North Korea

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test

Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.

# sanctions - Thursday 24 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie North Korea 'plans nuclear test aimed at US' North Korea

North Korea 'plans nuclear test aimed at US'

The communist state did not specify when the atomic test might be carried out.

# sanctions - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie North Korea unlikely to obey latest UN sanctions Sanctions

North Korea unlikely to obey latest UN sanctions

The Security Council voted on a resolution condemning North Korea’s rocket launch in December that sent a satellite into orbit.

# sanctions - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Russian parliament considers anti-US adoption bill Adoption

Russian parliament considers anti-US adoption bill

The bill is one part of a larger measure by angry Russian lawmakers, retaliating against a recently signed US law that calls for sanctions against the country.

# sanctions - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up Iran

Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up

Iran is to step up its uranium enrichment programme by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel.

# sanctions - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Wexford dual star Lee Chin calls for tougher sanctions from GAA on racism

Chin insists the problem is an ‘ongoing issue’ on the pitch.

# sanctions - Sunday 21 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie US denies agreement to meet Iran, but says it is prepared to do so Iran

US denies agreement to meet Iran, but says it is prepared to do so

The New York Times reported that the US had agreed one-on-one talks with Iran after the November presidential election but the White House has denied this.

# sanctions - Thursday 11 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Group to hold anti-war protest outside Dáil Protest

Group to hold anti-war protest outside Dáil

The Irish Anti War Movement is calling for an end to US military flights out of Shannon Airport.

# sanctions - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie British bank accepts $340 million fine over Iran transactions Fine

British bank accepts $340 million fine over Iran transactions

The bank had denied accusations that it systematically hid $250 billion worth of Iranian client transactions.

# sanctions - Friday 3 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony Clinton

Hillary Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony

The US Secretary General was also focused on preserving a fragile peace between Sudan and South Sudan on her two day agenda of talks in East Africa.

# sanctions - Monday 23 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Syria threatens using WMDs as EU prepares to withdraw citizens Syria

Syria threatens using WMDs as EU prepares to withdraw citizens

Cyprus’s justice minister says the bloc is “prepared for the worst”, as Syria reveals its WMD for the first time.

# sanctions - Monday 16 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again UN

Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again

Russia puts a hold on a Security Council statement declaring the Treimsa attacks to be a “violation” of the ceasefire.

# sanctions - Monday 2 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect Sanctions

Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect

Three-day drill starts days after EU and US imposed new sanctions.

# sanctions - Saturday 30 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs North Korea

UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs

In new UN report, sanctions experts raise issue of luxury cars in Pyongyang and suggest fake missiles were used in major NK military parade.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning.

# sanctions - Friday 15 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: EU approves sanctions on luxury and dual-use goods Syria

Syria: EU approves sanctions on luxury and dual-use goods

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch confirms that Syrian forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women and children – both inside and outside of detention – during the conflict.

# sanctions - Friday 20 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria Syria

Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria

The US has increased the supports it is making available to the Syrian opposition.

# sanctions - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Mali braces for fuel shortages amid post-coup sanctions Sanctions

Mali braces for fuel shortages amid post-coup sanctions

The West African nation’s neighbours have closed their borders and frozen Mali’s account at the regional central bank following the military coup.

# sanctions - Friday 23 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie EU slaps sanctions on Assad's wife and mother Sanctions

EU slaps sanctions on Assad's wife and mother

Intercepted emails recently showed that the president’s wife Asma spent thousands on designer shoes and bespoke furniture as the government continued its violent crackdown.

# sanctions - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Russia signals support for Syria sanctions Syria

Russia signals support for Syria sanctions

Meanwhile, President Assad’s wife is reportedly being added to the EU’s sanctions list.

# sanctions - Monday 27 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists Syria

Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists

The 64 people were trying to flee the bombarded city. Activists said that 135 people have been killed across the country today.

From TheJournal.ie EU ministers recognise Syrian National Council as legitimate representatives Sanctions

EU ministers recognise Syrian National Council as legitimate representatives

The assets of the Syrian central bank have been frozen, while seven ministers have an asset freeze and a visa ban.

From TheJournal.ie EU foreign ministers to meet as international pressure increases on Syria Arab Spring

EU foreign ministers to meet as international pressure increases on Syria

The Ministers are expected to approve more sanctions against the Assad regime which has been responsible for the death of thousands of protesters.

# sanctions - Friday 17 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Govt backs sanctions against Iran on nuclear issues, but not Israel Sanctions

Govt backs sanctions against Iran on nuclear issues, but not Israel

Speaking in the Dáil this week, Eamon Gilmore ruled out Irish support of military action against Iran.

# sanctions - Monday 6 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs Violence

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.

# sanctions - Sunday 29 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie UN nuclear inspectors start investigation in Iran Nukes

UN nuclear inspectors start investigation in Iran

The inspectors are examining whether Iran really does have a secret atomic weapons programme, which Iran vehemently denies.

# sanctions - Saturday 28 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Arab League halts observer mission in Syria Arab Spring

Arab League halts observer mission in Syria

The mission sharply criticised the regime of President Bashar Assad for the escalating violence which has killed at least 80 people across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza Middle East

Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza

The Tánaiste and Foreign Minister is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today.

# sanctions - Monday 23 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran Iran

UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran

The IAEA says it is heading to Iran next week to clear up “outstanding substantive issues” with Tehran over its nuclear programme.

From TheJournal.ie EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme Sanctions

EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was part of an “unprecedented set of sanctions” against Iran.

# sanctions - Sunday 15 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie UK: Europe will adopt sanctions on Iranian oil Iran

UK: Europe will adopt sanctions on Iranian oil

The British Foreign Secretary says he believes the EU will agree on tough new sanctions against Tehran’s oil sector later this month.

# sanctions - Thursday 5 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie EU gears up for Iranian oil ban over nuclear dispute Oil

EU gears up for Iranian oil ban over nuclear dispute

The move will build pressure on Iran, which is already facing a currency crisis and a tense naval standoff with the US.

# sanctions - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie US diplomat to return to Syria following withdrawal over security fears Syria

US diplomat to return to Syria following withdrawal over security fears

Ambassador Robert Ford is to head back to Syria. He was withdrawn in October after being criticised by Syria over

# sanctions - Monday 5 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Syria accepts Arab League's observer mission request Syria

Syria accepts Arab League's observer mission request

Over 4,000 people have died since the uprising began in mid-March.

# sanctions - Saturday 3 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Expelled Iranian diplomats arrive back in Tehran Iran This post contains images

Expelled Iranian diplomats arrive back in Tehran

Meanwhile, France is to pull its embassy staff home from Tehran in the coming days.

# sanctions - Friday 2 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know by 9am: All eyes on Merkel over EU’s future, BoI hits the stress-test target, more pressure on Iran – and is Joxer heading to Kiev or Warsaw?

From TheJournal.ie US Senate unanimously backs sanctions on Iran Iran

US Senate unanimously backs sanctions on Iran

The US Senate agreed to impose new sanctions on Iran by penalising foreign institutions doing business with the Iranian Central Bank.

# sanctions - Thursday 1 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria Syira

EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria

European Union foreign ministers today agreed a number of new economic sanctions against Syria which include limits on exports and support for Syrian government projects.