WSJ News Exclusive | European Powers Won’t Push Biden for Swift U.S. Return to Iranian Nuclear Deal

European powers are looking to the incoming Biden administration to swiftly reduce nuclear tensions with Tehran but won’t press Washington to re-enter the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran quickly, according…

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Pompeo Warns Easing of Iran Sanctions Would Be ‘Dangerous Choice’

WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said that the unwinding of the U.S. sanctions regime against Iran would be “a dangerous choice,” obliquely expressing concerns that the…

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U.S. Sanctions Top Pro-Hezbollah Politician Gebran Bassil on Corruption Allegations

The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on prominent Lebanese Christian politician Gebran Bassil over corruption allegations, a major strike in its plan to sideline…

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WSJ News Exclusive | Trump Administration Set to Sanction Top Pro-Hezbollah Politician

The Trump administration is expected on Friday to impose sanctions on one of Lebanon’s most powerful Christian politicians in an effort to chip away at…

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Treasury Department Warns Art Market Against Sanctions Risks

The Treasury Department is concerned that vulnerabilities in the art market could be exploited by malign actors to evade U.S. sanctions, and is urging galleries,…

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European Unity Is Tested by Threats From Russia, Turkey

PARIS—The twin threat of Russia’s and Turkey’s assertive autocracies on the European Union’s doorstep is testing the ability of the bloc’s members to find a…

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China’s Economic Plan Emphasizes ‘Technology Self-Reliance’

China’s leaders approved an economic blueprint for the next five years that emphasizes “technology self-reliance,” a defiant message in the face of intensifying U.S. sanctions…

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U.S. Sanctions Iran’s Petroleum Ministry, National Iranian Oil Company, Tanker Subsidiary

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Monday imposed counterterror sanctions on Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum, the National Iranian Oil Company and its tanker subsidiary in a pre-election…

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China to Sanction U.S. Weapons Makers Over Taiwan Sales

HONG KONG—China said it will sanction three American defense contractors over proposed arms sales to Taiwan, retaliating against U.S. efforts to deepen security ties with…

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WSJ News Exclusive | Iraq Emerges as New Front for Enforcement of Iran Oil Sanctions

LONDON—Persian Gulf waters off Iraq have become a new, important waypoint for Iranian oil smugglers looking to avoid U.S. sanctions, according to American officials, who expressed frustration…

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