Source: The Wall Street Journal BRUSSELS—The European Union imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday, the latest package of restrictions aimed at the country over its nuclear and missile tests. The measures will target the country’s nuclear, weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs, the EU said. North Korea’s actions represent a “grave […]

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Source: The U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Ali Reza Parsa, 45, a Canadian-Iranian dual citizen and resident of Canada, was sentenced to three years in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR). The sentence […]

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Source: The Guardian The US has lifted a decades-old arms embargo on Vietnam in a historic move that follows the country’s growing assertiveness against China’s influence in the region. Speaking on a visit to Hanoi, Barack Obama said Washington had fully lifted “the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam that has been […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a plea agreement and a felony Criminal Information charging a New Jersey man with conspiring to provide false statements related to illegally exporting goods to Iran have been filed in U.S. District Court in […]

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Source: The Seattle Times A New Zealand man has been indicted in Seattle on federal charges that he attempted to purchase aircraft parts in the U.S. that he planned to sell to a client in China. Federal prosecutors say that William Ali’s plan violated the Arms Export Control Act. His case was unsealed Tuesday. He’s […]

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Source: U.S. Department of State – DDTC The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Burmese Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 537 (“the Regulations”), and updated the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) List. Specifically, OFAC issued regulatory amendments intended to support trade with […]

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Source: World Politics Review South Korean President Park Geun-hye visited Iran earlier this month, pledging to forge ahead and establish a new era of relations with Tehran built on closer economic cooperation. During the three-day visit, Park and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed to 30 joint economic projects, totaling more than $37.1 billion. The two […]

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