Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Government is awaiting the United States lifting the embargo sanction on the Indonesian plan to buy Sukhoi SU-35 war planes from Russia, a government official said. "Indonesia is in the position of awaiting the US lifting the sanction," Coordinating Minister for Law, Security and Political Affairs Wiranto when holding a coordination meeting on the procurement of SU-35 fighter aircraft and the program to develop Korean Fighter eXperiment/Indonesian Fighter eXperiment (KFX-IFX), here on Friday. Attending the meeting also included Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, Indonesian Military Inspector General Lt.Gen. Muhammad Herindra, and Deputy Air Force Chief of Staff Air Force Lt.Gen. Wieko Syofyan. US President Donald Trump in August 2017 signed a law Countering America`s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) that regulated sanctions on countries buying heavy military equipment from Russia. However, in July, 2018 , US Secretary of Defense … [Read more...] about Indonesia awaiting US lifting sanction on buying Russian Shukoi aircraft
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Samuel Ramani by Samuel Ramani April 23 at 7:00 AM Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool/AP) On April 13, eight Republican senators sent a letter to President Trump, urging him to take action against Russia’s violations of international sanctions against North Korea. The letter mentioned allegations that Russia helped North Korea export supplies related to chemical weapons to Syria. Nor is this violation an … [Read more...] about Why Russia is openly violating sanctions against North Korea
World Syria Russia U.S. Chemical Attack Sergey Lavrov Russia’s top diplomat has accused the West of attempting a “genocide by sanctions” against Russia at a time of tense relations comparable to the Cold War. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who has served as Moscow’s top diplomatic official for 13 years, blamed the lack of communication with the West for the downturn in relations, which he claims are “worse” than during the post-war standoff between east and west. Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, Moscow’s policy has clashed increasingly with that of the United States and its European allies, backing separatists in Ukraine, sending forces to support a repressive regime in Syria and more recently facing allegations of hacking the United States election, as well as poisoning a former spy on British soil. The U.S. and its allies have launched sanctions against the Russian government and Kremlin-friendly elite as … [Read more...] about Russia’s Lavrov Accuses West of ‘Genocide by Sanctions’ Amid ‘Worse’ Relations Than Cold War
David Wethe, Bloomberg Published 1:39 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018 Photo: DELCIA LOPEZ, STAFF Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Employees Ivan Herbert and Efrain Montelongo with Schlumberger Drilling company. Employees Ivan Herbert and Efrain Montelongo with Schlumberger Drilling company. Photo: DELCIA LOPEZ, STAFF Oil-services investors yawn at latest U.S. sanctions on Russia 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Investors of the world's biggest oil-servicer providers are so far looking past the most punitive round of U.S. sanctions on Russia. Schlumberger Ltd., the biggest of the hired guns who drill, frack and rejuvenate oil wells globally, has the most at stake in Russia among rivals, J. David Anderson, an analyst at Barclays Plc, said Monday in a phone interview. Even so, that amounts to less than 10 percent … [Read more...] about Oil-services investors yawn at latest U.S. sanctions on Russia
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Stephan M. Haggard by Stephan M. Haggard April 6 at 6:00 AM In a photo from March, people at a rail station in Seoul watch a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, and President Trump. Korean letters on the screen read: “Thawing Korean Peninsula.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File) President Trump has made much of his “maximum pressure” campaign … [Read more...] about Those North Korea sanctions might be working. Here’s why.