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President Trump issues Mali EO

President Trump issues Mali EO

Current situation in Mali ‘constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States’.

Menendez to Trump: sanction Turkey for buying Russian defence system

Menendez to Trump: sanction Turkey for buying Russian defence system

‘We expect that you will follow the law and impose sanctions on Turkey without delay.’

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Grace under pressure: Gibraltar government seizes Syria-bound Iranian ship

Authorities had ‘reason to believe that the Grace 1 was carrying its shipment of crude oil to the Banyas Refinery in Syria.’

Senators challenge Pompeo over Boeing China satellites

Chinese government using ‘loopholes that enabled it to have access to, and direct use of, American-built satellites.’

Rapporteur calls for moratorium on spyware sales

Sales of surveillance software should be paused until a human rights-compliant safeguards regime is in place.

Japan threatens South Korea export controls over war labour dispute

Japan rumoured to be ‘seeking to remove South Korea from its “white list” of countries that are considered as posing no security risk.’

‘Sanctions need not be permanent,’ says OFAC, delisting Italian tanker company

‘U.S. sanctions need not be permanent; sanctions are intended to bring about a positive change of behavior.’

FedEx sues Commerce: ‘We’re a transportation company, not a law enforcement agency.’

FedEx: 'EAR violate common carriers’ rights to due process under the Fifth Amendment.’

US sanctions Ayatollah Khamenei, ‘closing door to diplomatic solution’

Designation of Iran's Supreme Leader follows ramping up of tensions between US and Iran.

UK-to-Saudi arms exports on hold as government considers Court of Appeal judgment

No new Saudi licences while ECJU reconsiders ‘the decisions we made about those licences’.

OFAC amends Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regs

Rule updates report filing requirements and revises licensing procedures section.

Canada imposes Nicaragua sanctions

Sanctions ‘in response to gross and systematic human rights violations.’

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