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Trump Administration Sanctions Russian Entities and Individuals Over Malicious Cyber Activities

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Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Russian entities and three Russian individuals under Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended, and Section 224 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).  One of the designated entities in controlled by ...

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Senior National Security Officials Hold Special Briefing on Russia Sanctions

Senior national security officials held a briefing Thursday morning to update the media on the new sanctions against Russian entities. Some were speaking off the record and only on background so their names are not mentioned and quotes may not be exact. National Security Spokesman Marc Raimondi started the briefing at about 10:05 a.m. EDT. MR. RAIMONDI: Hey, thanks everybody ...

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Treasury issues new sanctions against Russian individuals over 2016 election interference, cyber attacks

President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five entities and 19 individuals under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) as well as Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended, and codified pursuant to CAATSA. “The Administration is confronting and countering ...

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White House: Trump will sign sanctions bill

White House

The office of the White House Press Secretary released a statement indicating that President Donald Trump will sign the sanctions bill that includes resolutions against Iran, North Korea, and Russia. “President Donald J. Trump read early drafts of the bill and negotiated regarding critical elements of it,” the statement reads. “He has now reviewed the final version and, based on ...

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Ukraine Sanctions With Teeth Instead of Gums Are Still Possible

For a very brief moment it looked like the White House and I were finally going to be in agreement on the topic of misrule in the United States. Obama’s White House Press Office released a statement with harsh criticism of government actions that threaten “peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets.” ...

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Waivers Render Executive Order A Toothless Tiger

President Barack Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA.) on July 1, 2010.  The law’s purpose was to convince the Iranian Government to comply with its full range of nuclear obligations, and engage in constructive negotiations on the future of its nuclear program. On November 21, 2011, Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13590. ...

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Claims of major nuclear advances coming from Iran

On Wednesday, in a continued show of defiance against sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union, Iran announced two major advances in its nuclear program. A CNN report said Iranian President Ahmadinejad was at the reactor to personally hand load domestically made file rods while also announcing a new generation of advanced centrifuges with the intent to ...

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UK Embassy In Iran Stormed By Angry Rioters

The following is from BBC News: Militant students are said to have removed the British flag, burnt it and replaced it with the Iranian flag. They were also shown live on Iranian state TV throwing stones at embassy windows and breaking them. The move comes after Iran resolved to reduce ties following the UK’s decision to impose further sanctions on ...

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