U.S. seeks sanctions on South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

Nov 19, 2016

U.S. seeks sanctions on South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

The United States is seeking to impose sanctions on South Sudan’s rebel leader, army chief of staff and information minister for fueling conflict and obstructing peace in the world’s newest nation. An annex to the U.S. resolution calling for an arms embargo and new ...

Oct 27, 2016

Japan, U.S., South Korea agree to put more pressure on North

Senior diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to increase pressure on North Korea, including through new U.N. sanctions, following its fifth nuclear test and a series of ballistic missile launches this year. Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama also agreed ...

Oct 19, 2016

Some Japan trading houses eye resuming Iran oil imports: sources

Japanese traders including Marubeni Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. that stopped buying Iranian oil during western sanctions are looking to resume imports, potentially by year-end, industry sources said. Conservative Japanese firms have so far held off taking Iranian crude due to a lack of internationally ...

Sep 26, 2016

Seoul prods Tokyo to toughen sanctions on Pyongyang

South Korea hopes that Japan will toughen sanctions on North Korea to discourage Pyongyang from conducting additional nuclear tests, South Korean Vice Unification Minister Kim Hyung-seok said in a recent interview. Kim said Thursday the international community holds the common view that the North ...

May 19, 2016

EU increases sanctions on North Korea

The European Union on Thursday beefed up sanctions against North Korea over nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of United Nations resolutions. The 28-nation bloc said it was adding 18 persons and one entity to its asset freeze and travel ban ...