US Blocks Russian Assets Worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars - Treasury
The US Treasury warned against a "challenge" posed by Russia, citing its "malign conduct" and calling for a "firm and vigorous response." The sanctions, it says, were imposed due to an alleged violation of a ban on the ship-to-ship transfer of refined petroleum products with North Korea-flagged vessels.
"Today’s action against two entities and six vessels was taken pursuant to Executive Order 13810 of September 20, 2017, and targets persons involved in the ship-to-ship transfer of refined petroleum products with North Korea-flagged vessels, an activity expressly prohibited by the UN Security Council (UNSC)," the US Treasury said in a statement on its website.
The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Russia-based shipping companies — Primorye Maritime Logistics Co Ltd. and Gudzon Shipping Co. LCC — along with the registered ship owners and managers of the Russia-flagged merchant vessel Patriot, the release said. Five Russia-flagged vessels — Neptun, Bella, Bogatyr, Partizan and Sevastopol — were also targeted, it added.
Canada produces the most waste in the world. Armenia ranks 6th71015.07.2019, 16:25
Trump Says He’ll Allow China’s Huawei to Buy From U.S. Suppliers212029.06.2019, 15:50
US imposes sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical group180308.06.2019, 14:20
Huawei orders employees to cancel meetings with US contacts212501.06.2019, 00:20
Huawei calls on Washington to 'halt illegal action' against the company183729.05.2019, 16:05
The United States refused to accept China181127.05.2019, 17:35