29 Jul 2019

Microsoft-Owned GitHub Blocks Devs in US Sanctioned Countries

GitHub is restricting the user accounts of people residing in territories subject to US government sanctions, such as the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria. The policy came to light after a developer in Crimea had his account restricted, meaning that only certain very basic features

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23 Jul 2019

Huawei Helped to Build North Korean 3G Network: Report

A new report by The Washington Post adds a new twist to the already dramatic tale describing the relations between the United States and Chinese tech giant Huawei. According to the report, Huawei may have violated US sanctions on North Korea by helping to set up and maintain the country’s

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17 Jul 2019

US Senators Target Huawei With ‘Death Sentence’ Law To Block Trump’s Backtrack

US lawmakers intend to take control over the US ban on Huawei products, which would allow them to block President Donald Trump’s recent decision to partially relax the blacklisting of the Chinese tech giant. In May of this year, Trump signed an executive order extending the federal ban on Huawei products

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15 Jul 2019

China says will freeze out US companies that sell arms to Taiwan

In the wake of a $2.2 billion arms deal between the United States and Taiwan, China has vowed to stop doing business with US companies that sell weapons to the autonomous island that Beijing still considers to be part of it’s sovereign territory. In a Monday statement, a spokesman of

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11 Jul 2019

Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker

The United Kingdom on Thursday stated that a BP oil tanker sailing under the Isle of Man flag was almost denied passage through the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman by thee Iranian vessels. The tanker was only able able to continue its journey

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09 Jul 2019

The Iran Crisis: How the Nuclear Deal Started to Unravel, and What’s Next

Recent announcements by the Iranian regime imply that the Iran nuclear deal framework may be beyond saving, four years after the agreement between China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the European Union (EU) and Iran was announced, and one year after the US abandoned the agreement.

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08 Jul 2019

Iran: No more ‘deadlines’ to save nuclear deal

The remaining signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have 60 days to mitigate US sanctions on Iran before the latter will violate the accord for the third time, the country’s foreign ministry warned on Monday, adding that the September 5 deadline will be the last opportunity to save the

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05 Jul 2019

Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure

Iran on Friday threatened to capture a British oil tanker unless the United Kingdom releases an Iranian tanker that was recently seized in Gibraltar by UK Marines. A day earlier, the Iranian government had summoned the British ambassador over the incident. Gibraltar said the vessel had been seized because it

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04 Jul 2019

Iran could consider talks with US only if sanctions lifted, Khamenei permits: minister

Iran may be willing to negotiate with the United States, but only if the US ends its sanctions on Iran and Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approves of the talks, Iran’s intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Wednesday. The remarks contrast the Iranian regime’s recent insistence that by imposing

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04 Jul 2019

US ‘hell-bent’ on hostility despite talks, North Korea says

The North Korean delegation to the United Nations on Wednesday lashed out at the US, stating that the US government is “practically more and more hell-bent [on] hostile acts against the DPRK [North Korea]” and is “obsessed with sanctions”. The timing of the remarks is striking since both countries recently

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