Jul 30, 2015

Japan mulls lifting sanctions against Iran

The government is considering lifting its sanctions against Iran, depending on Tehran’s progress in fulfilling the terms of the nuclear agreement it reached recently with six world powers, according to informed sources. Iran is an important energy supplier for Japan and is exploring the ...

Apr 17, 2015

Putin ready to discuss isle row but hits Japan's sanctions over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow is ready to hold territorial talks with Japan but that Tokyo’s move to back sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict has effectively halted such discussions. Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine in March ...

Russian move to sell air defense missiles to Iran worries U.S.

Apr 14, 2015

Russian move to sell air defense missiles to Iran worries U.S.

The United States voiced concern Monday about the possible sale of sophisticated Russian air defense missiles to Iran after Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on such shipments. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised Washington’s concerns about the end of the sales ...

North Korea slams Mexico over ship seizure, threatens action

Apr 9, 2015

North Korea slams Mexico over ship seizure, threatens action

North Korea accused Mexico on Wednesday of illegally detaining one of its ships with some 50 crew and warned it would take “necessary measures” to release the vessel, which United Nations sanctions monitors say belongs to a blacklisted shipping firm. The 6,700-ton freighter Mu ...