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Sanctions

What it really takes for a US-Iran deal
Forget the mad spinning. Here it is, in a nutshell, what it really takes for Iran and the P5+1 to clinch a game-changing nuclear deal before the new July 7 deadline.

01.07.2015 15:49

Russia won’t go to OSCE parliamentary session in Helsinki – Duma speaker
Sergey Naryshkin says the refusal to participate in the forthcoming OSCE session was meant as a protest against arbitrariness and violations of main principles of democracy and parliamentary politics.

01.07.2015 11:32

Top MPs urge counter-sanctions against ‘most anti-Russian country’ Canada
The head of the State Duma’s Foreign Relations Committee has proposed reciprocating Canada’s latest anti-Russian move by introducing sanctions similar to embargo of agricultural products from EU introduced about a year ago.

30.06.2015 09:24

If Israel was a democracy, Freedom Flotilla would be allowed to Gaza
Three of the four boats in the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla have turned back as the flagship Marianne was intercepted by the Israeli military and rerouted to Ashdod port. If Israel was a democracy it would grant this boat safe passage to Gaza.

29.06.2015 15:06

‘New demands on Iran – deliberate stumbling blocks’
Additional demands on Iran at the nuclear talks put forward by France are basically impossible to fulfill; it’s unlikely that they were made without the full knowledge and approval of the US, says political commentator Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich.

29.06.2015 12:51

‘Can Pepsi, Coke’: Russian MP asks govt to ban US sodas as counter-sanction measure
The head of Russia’s Party of Pensioners is urging sanctions against the Coca-Cola and PepsiCo claiming the soda giants are major sponsors of anti-Russian politicians in US and that the move would boost domestic producers of soft drinks.

26.06.2015 08:33

‘Somebody secure of their power status doesn’t spy on other nations’
The US seems to lack confidence in its global position so it feels the need to spy on its allies, Johanna Ross, researcher in Central and Eastern European Studies at the University of Glasgow, told RT’s In the Now.

25.06.2015 10:59

​Israel suspends defense aid talks with US, awaits outcome of Iran nuclear deal
Israel has suspended talks with the US over defense aid to the Jewish state. The freeze will remain at least until nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group have ended. It comes amid increased tensions between the White House and Tel Aviv.

25.06.2015 11:02

Medvedev signs food embargo extension until August 2016
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree to extend Russia’s embargo on food imports until August 5, 2016. The details of the extended ‘blacklist’ remained unchanged, he said.

25.06.2015 09:42

President Putin signs order to extend counter-sanctions for another year
President Vladimir Putin has signed the order to extend Russian counter-measures in response to Western sanctions. They restrictions will be prolonged for a year starting from June 24, 2015.

24.06.2015 12:50

‘Lifting anti-Russia sanctions now would be politically embarrassing for EU’
The situation with the sanctions won’t escalate as Russia wants to keep a way open for political dialogue with the EU, said Alexander Mercouris, International Affairs Editor at Russia Insider, adding that Brussels’ policy is “wrong” and “failing”.

23.06.2015 11:11

Iran’s parliament upholds ban for IAEA to access military sites, scientists ‘at will’
The parliament of Iran has voted to ban IAEA experts from accessing country’s military installations and scientists “at will.” The bill might become a major stumbling block on the way to signing the final nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers.

21.06.2015 11:04