Posts tagged as U.S. sanctions

Oil prices increase affected by U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil exports

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Oil prices are increasing internationally as affected by U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports. They have reached a six-month high and, analysts say, the prices could exceed USD 80 (EUR 71,36). American news agency AP reports that analysts predict that by taking Iranian crude oil off the market, the price of Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, could rise to 80 USD per barrel or higher, depending on what happens…

Germany critical of possible U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Friday, January 11, 2019

American restrictive measures targeting the Russian gas Nord Stream 2 pipeline would be the wrong option to address a dispute over energy supply, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has noted. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports thaton Thursday, January 10, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas criticised U.S. willingness to introduce sanctions over the $11 billion, Russian-led gas pipeline that is to be built in the Baltic Sea, which, according to the…

China offers Turkey moral support, says can overcome difficulties

Saturday, August 18, 2018

China offered moral support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions, saying it believed the country could overcome its “temporary” economic difficulties, in Beijing’s first comment on the issue. The Turkish lira TRYTOM=D3 has lost a third of its value against the dollar this year as worsening relations between the NATO allies Turkey and the United States added to losses driven by concerns…

Russia’s Rostec to Keep Annual Arms Exports at $13 Bln Despite US Sanctions

Saturday, April 28, 2018

State arms exporter Rosoboronexport (part of Russia’s Rostec state corporation) is planning to maintain annual exports of weaponry at around $13 billion despite the US sanctions, a senior Rostec official said in an interview with Sputnik. Rosoboronexport has been consistently selling arms worth about $13 billion annually in the past few years. “Thirteen billion is a very high level. Especially if we take into account the sanctions, under which Rosoboronexport has to work for the past three…

US takes aim at Putin’s allies in Russia with new sanctions

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The United States punished dozens of Russian oligarchs and government officials on Friday with sanctions that took direct aim at President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, as President Donald Trump’s administration tried to show he’s not afraid to take tough action against Moscow. Seven Russian tycoons, including aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, were targeted, along with 17 officials and a dozen Russian companies, the Treasury Department said. Senior Trump administration officials cast…