Australia on Tuesday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States.
The United States cannot stop Iranian oil exports by imposing sanctions on Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Tuesday, warning that such restrictions would ensure that the market remains volatile.
The opposition Labour Party in the UK says the conservative-led government should consider imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the murder and disappearance of a prominent critic and journalist.
The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on a number of Iranian banks and financial institutions as well as companies ahead of the start of the next month's new round of the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s envoy to the United Nations slammed Washington’s ‘morally wrong’ measures against other countries, saying that unilateral sanctions amount to collective punishment and violate basic human rights.
US President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated that he made no deal with Turkey to lift US sanctions in exchange for the release of an American pastor who had been detained there and returned to the United States over the weekend.