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Pompeo sends a warning to Iran in his first major policy speech as secretary of state

In total, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran must comply with 12 points, all of which the Iranian government will most likely reject.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May as part of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, September 4, 2016.

UK lawmakers are calling for a London crackdown on ‘Russian corruption’ in the interests of national security

The UK Foreign Affairs Committee have proposed measures that could tighten the sanctions regime against Russia and limit "dirty money" flows to London in the interests of "national security."
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Capitol Hill May 16, 2018 in Washington, DC

The FBI is ‘deeply concerned’ about espionage from companies like Chinese tech giant ZTE as Trump tries to lift sanctions on them

The FBI is concerned that companies "beholden to foreign governments" will gain access to the US telecommunications network, "that gives them the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information, potentially giving them the capacity to conduct undetected espionage."
Jeremy Beck works on a drilling as he and a crew from George Mitchell Drilling search for oil for Houston, Texas based Vintage Exploration in a corn field October 9, 2004 near Okawville, Illinois. High oil prices and low finding cost in the region which has relatively shallow wells help drive exploration in the farm belt where an average well produces 40-50 barrels-a-day over a 15-20 year life span. Vintage Exploration, which has about 20 producing wells, is one of many small oil companies operating in the region.

Oil rallies to fresh 3-year high

Oil prices rose to fresh multi-year highs on Tuesday morning after OPEC said it cuts supply more than expected and as markets poised for sanctions on Iran.
Soldiers of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards march during an annual military parade to mark Iran's eight-year war with Iraq in the capital Tehran, 22 September 2007.

The US slams fresh sanctions on Iranians accused of funneling money to elite armed forces

Days after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, the US imposed new sanctions targeting six individuals and three companies said to be funneling millions of dollars towards an elite unite of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) shake hands over the military demarcation line upon meeting for the Inter-Korean Summit on April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea.

North Korea thumps the US for thinking sanctions drove its denuclearization pledge, and says the suggestion could take peace talks ‘back to squa...

A spokesperson for the foreign ministry said US claims that sanctions focused on crippling the country's nuclear weapons program drove the country to seek peace talks is a "dangerous attempt to ruin" current dialogue. Korea expert Robert Kelly agrees, saying Pyongyang's ICBM is the driving factor.

China quietly pulled a propaganda film celebrating its tech giants days after the US sanctioned one of them — and it could be troubling news for...

Days after the US announced a ban on another Chinese company, the government quietly pulled a propaganda film that celebrated local tech companies.

Aluminum dives of 7-year highs after the US says it may provide sanctions relief to Russia’s giant producer

Aluminum was down more than 8% on Monday morning as the US softened its tone on Russia.

Aluminum jumps to a near 7-year high as Trump sanctions hit Russia

Prices have risen 5% by 10.30 a.m. BST (5.30 a.m. ET).
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Trump has reportedly halted new sanctions against Russia

President Donald Trump has halted the implementation of new Russian sanctions, just one day after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that new sanctions were coming