Sanctions And Embargoes

US sanctions Lebanese bank for helping Iran-backed Hezbollah

Aug 29, 2019

The Treasury Department is targeting a Lebanese financial institution the Trump administration calls the "bank of choice" of Hezbollah, Iran's proxy in Lebanon

N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

Aug 24, 2019

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast for the seventh time in a month, after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country

Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Aug 19, 2019

The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever

North Korea fires weapons again in possible pressure tactic

Aug 2, 2019

South Korea says North Korea fired what appeared to short-range ballistic missiles twice into the sea in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week; increased activity seen as pressure tactic

Seoul: North Korea launches 2 short-range ballistic missiles

Jul 31, 2019

South Korea's military says North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles in its second weapons test in less than a week

N. Korea says missile test was warning to South 'warmongers'

Jul 26, 2019

North Korea says its test of a new missile the previous day were meant as a "solemn warning" over South Korea's weapons development and its joint military drills with the United States

North Korea fires new type of short-range ballistic missiles

Jul 25, 2019

North Korea fired a new type of short-range ballistic missile into the sea in its first weapons launches in more than two months

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul 19, 2019

President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the drone came within threatening distance of the ship

N. Korea vows to respond to South's deployment of F-35 jets

Jul 11, 2019

North Korea has slammed South Korea for deploying U.S. stealth fighter jets, warning that it will respond by developing unspecified special weapons of its own

SKorean leader denounces Japanese comments over sanctions

Jul 10, 2019

South Korean president has criticized comments by Japanese officials who questioned the credibility of Seoul's sanctions against North Korea while justifying Tokyo's stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea