Tag Archives: Sanctions

9 March 2015

Security Council approves system to impose targeted sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution creating a system by which it would to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan.


Source: UN News Centre | Security Council approves system to impose targeted sanctions in South Sudan

18 November 2014

Obama says Russia is violating pact with the Ukraine – ‘core international principles’ will be upheld

Although not a topic for the board meetings, Russia’s actions in the Ukraine spilled over into the annual G20 meeting held in Australia this year. President Obama came close to calling Russian intervention in the Ukraine an ‘invasion’ stating that they are “very firm on the need to uphold core international principles, and one of those principles is you don’t invade other countries or finance proxies and support them in ways that break up a country that has mechanisms for democratic elections.” (more…)

Source: The New York Times | Obama Says Russia’s Arming of Separatists Breaks Pact With Ukraine

22 October 2014

Syrian Ministers share responsibility and consequences for repressions against civilians

On 20 October 2014 the European Union targeted 12 Syrian government ministers, two senior military figures and a United Arab Emirates company accused of helping supply oil to Syria, with sanctions comprising of an asset freeze and, for the individuals listed, a travel ban. (more…)

Source: Reuters | EU targets ministers, UAE firm in latest Syria sanctions
Source : Council of the European Union | Press Release | ST 14301/14 | 20 October 2014

21 August 2014

Security Council approved sanctions against militants in Iraq and Syria

Expressing its ‘gravest concern’ that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front, the UN Security Council placed six individuals affiliated with the terrorist groups on its Al-Qaida sanctions list and threatened measures against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to them. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Adopting resolution, Security Council approves sanctions against militants in Iraq, Syria
Source: UN News Centre | UNSC | SC/11520 | Security Council Adopts Resolution 2170 (2014) Condemning Gross, Widespread Abuse Of Human Rights by Extremist Groups in Iraq, Syria | 15 August 2014

2 July 2014

UN expert panel: weapons from Iran destined for Sudan, in violation of arms embargo

According to a confidential report by the UN Security Council’s Panel of Experts that was obtained by Reuters on 27 June 2014, a cargo of arms that was intercepted by Israel in March, came from Iran and constitutes a breach of the UN arms embargo on Iran. (more…)

Source: Reuters | Exclusive: U.N. experts trace recent seized arms to Iran, violating embargo

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