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This Iranian airline spreads violence and terror

Mahan Air has transported weapons and fighters to support the Iranian government's proxy wars in the Middle East. The nuclear deal didn't change their behavior one bit.
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U.S. condemns ongoing violence in Nicaragua

Under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016, the United States has sanctioned three Nicaraguans accused of corruption or human rights abuses against peaceful protesters.
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Foreign companies pull back from business with Iran

The renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran are prompting foreign companies to halt transactions with Iran. They don't want to lose U.S. business.
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Timeline of U.S.–North Korea diplomatic history

This week’s U.S.-North Korea summit is not the first attempt to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Here’s a brief timeline of U.S.-North Korea diplomatic relations.
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U.S. warns allies on business ties to Iran

A U.S. Treasury Department official warns that allies and U.S. companies will face risks if they keep doing business with Iran and helping fund its "destructive practices."
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Shutting down North Korea’s illegal shipping

North Korean ships are desperately trying to avoid sanctions. The U.S. and its allies and partners are stopping illegal shipping in its tracks.
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Partners pledge day of reckoning for chemical attacks in Syria

The Assad regime in Syria is suspected of several chemical attacks against rebels and civilians. Thirty nations are partnering to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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U.S. imposes largest sanctions ever against North Korea

The Trump administration leveled the strongest economic sanctions yet against the North Korean regime. The action hit one person and more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and businesses.
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Pence: U.S. will intensify sanctions on North Korea

Vice President Pence says the U.S. will impose the toughest sanctions ever to force North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.