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#Venezuela's #NicolasMaduro:
"We had a large shipment of medicines to last the country for a year,a large batch of raw materials for food. The bank account was frozen,the contracts were cancelled & the money is seized. They suffocate us,steal our money & put a show for the world"
Nov. 2017:The transnational Pharmaceutical companies Baster,Abbot & Pfizer refused to issue exportation certificates to #Cancer drugs,making it impossible for #Venezuela to buy them
July 2017: The Citibank bank (#USA) refuses to receive #Venezuelan funds from the Central Bank for the import of 300 thousand doses of insulin, destined to cover the demand of 450 thousand registered patients.
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“The fact that Russia’s economy is growing... is yet another sign that sanctions aren’t working.” Well, no. Sanctions target individual firms and individuals, not Russian macro. Evidence is that the targets do feel the pinch.… via @thebell_io @Nigelgd1
Excellent analysis from @ru_thebell on #sanctions' impact on #Russia's financial markets: "Перерыв в новостях о санкциях обеспечил рекордные иностранные инвестиции в российские ценные бумаги в январе. Но сегодня этот перерыв закончился." @Nigelgd1
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The NRA Embraced Russia’s Maria Butina—Even As She Worked to Arm Anti-American Thugs Who Seized Crimea From Ukraine - ⁦…
‼️As NRA welcomed #Butina, she was aiding Putin's military takeover Crimea. Right after March 2014 invasion & annexation, Butina denounced sanctions & went to Crimea to promote arming militants who seized Crimean "pro-American" news outlet—repurposing it for Kremlin propaganda.
The day Obama announced sanctions (March 17, 2014) after Putin's military used an illegal referendum to declare Crimea part of Russia—#Butina warned that US sanctions would “bankrupt the Russian arms industry." She then mobilized to support & arm separatist "Crimean Front" thugs.
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🔥Veselnitskaya’s seat behind @McFaul was reserved by a @GOP consultant w/close ties to the Trump campaign. Lanny Wiles (his wife chaired Trump’s campaign in FL) reserved the seat at the request of Rinat Akhmetshin w/whom he was working on SANCTIONS.🤨…
“Akhmetshin continued receiving checks and wires from Wiles Consulting, a Florida-based company controlled by Lanny Wiles, a longtime Republican operator. Those payments, which began in January 2016, extended to April 2017, and totaled $72,500.”…
Another “weird coincidence.” A @GOP operative (Wiles, whose wife CHAIRED Trump’s campaign in FL) saved a seat for the #Russian🇷🇺lawyer/SPY (Veselnitskaya) at a Congressional hearing on #sanctions, and Wiles PAID “former” #Russian spy Akhmetshin $72,500 in 2016-7.🙄

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Failed Coup in #Venezuela, #US involved?
Jan 22, 2019
U.S. VP #MikePence released a video message in support of the Venezuelan protesters & underline US backing for unelected right-wing opposition leader #JuanGuaido.
Violence in #Venezuela intensifies as #US backs non-elected leader
Jan 22, 2019
Venezuela's Security Forces have detained 27 members of the National Guard caught stealing arms, accusing them of trying to stage a violent #uprising against the #Maduro's govt.

#RegimeChange #BigOil
DEVELOPING STORY👇Turmoil in #Venezuela:
"Unrest is direct result of #US meddling" ~ Radio host Comissiong
Jan 23, 2019
Two people reportedly killed in on-going #protests in Venezuela against President #Maduro.

#RegimeChange #BigOil #USMeddling #Democracy
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Oleg Deripaska—Manafort’s longtime “client”—gets a SWEETHEART deal from the Trump🇷🇺administration allowing him to CHEAT #sanctions by letting he & his allies retain majority ownership, plus settle HUGE debts with sanctioned #Russian🇷🇺bank, VTB.…
Specifically, the Trump🇷🇺administration allowed DERIPASKA to “divest” 21M shares of his main company (EN+) to HIS OWN foundation (Volnoe Delo).

His foundation + Deripaska + his ex-wife + her father will own 57% of EN+ under the deal.🙄
BONUS: @USTreasury deal lifts #sanctions on DERIPASKA's @UC_RUSAL.
It's 22.5% owned by a firm tied to:
—Viktor Vekselberg: #Russian🇷🇺oligarch who attended TRUMP inauguration & drew MUELLER interest.
—Len Blavatnik: 🇺🇦-born US/UK citizen who gave $1M to inaugural.

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#BREAKING Russia wins again—thanks to Republicans! Senate just killed Democrat-led effort to keep #sanctions on Russian oligarch #Deripaska, @mkraju reports
@mkraju Our EU allies are adding Russians to their sanctions list and Republicans are taking them off. Even @MittRomney caved to the Kremlin today on lifting Deripaska's sanctions. Reporters need to press him hard on this. Is it b/c Romney's helping get a Mormon temple built in Russia??
Oh >> Former Republican Senator David Vitter has been lobbying for #Deripaska’s companies for months. This may explain why so many Republicans voted today for lifting #sanctions. GOP stick together, even when on team Kremlin - CNNPolitics…
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#RussianAsset much?? Trump's been hiding details of his encounters w/ Putin. So there's no detailed record of their 5 interactions in the past 2 yrs. Unusual for any POTUS, let alone one Russia sought to install thru an unprecedented interference campaign…
Trump's gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations wi/ Putin—from even his own admin. No wonder FBI thinks he's working for Russia. This is so outrageous. And incredibly stupid. You can bet the Kremlin has recorded every word.…
#RussianAsset Trump told Putin "I believe you" when Putin denied Russian involvement in US election, according to the interpreter (whose notes he seized!) at Hamburg G20 meeting in 2017. That's also when Trump admitted he spoke w/ Putin about "adoptions" ie Magnitsky #sanctions.
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LOOK in the Federal Registry, you can clearly see thatNEW EO’s MATCH THE DEC 21st EO 😉
💥💥BLOCKING PROPERTY!!! 💥💥 #CrimesAgainstHumanity #QAnon
#ChildSexTrafficking #Corruption #DEEPSTATE #GITMO
2/ I believe confiscated Funds/Property etc... from EO’s is Part of a much bigger Plan, one that will be used to take down the The #FederalReserve #IMF #WorldBank #CentralBankingSystems 😊 #Sanctions #QAnon #WWG1WGA @realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn
- President Donald J. Trump #SanctionsAreComing #EO1110 #FederalBank #CentralBanking #IMF #WorldBank #QAnon #JFK #EuropeanImperialists #DeepState #SecretSocieties #COG
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A report by @Beaking_News on @R4today explored possible EU #sanctions on #Myanmar's garment exports, in response to the #Rohingya atrocities. Here's a thread on why I think sanctions would be misguided.


CC @ecfr @eucopresident @FedericaMog
As I argued in my 2015 @OUPpolitics book, Societies Under Siege, where Myanmar was a case study, it's crucial to consider HOW sanctions are supposed to achieve one's desired goals. HOW exactly will economic pain translate into political gain?…

This is rarely, if ever, done. Policymakers typically just impose sanctions in the vague hope that "pressuring the regime" will magically translate into the outcomes they seek. Usually they don't: sanctions fail 2/3 of the time. Myanmar was no different.

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Muslim Defense Contractors Anham Corporation, Big Democrat Donor: Indicted For Swindled Billions From Pentagon, Violated Iran Sanctions…
Three executives connected to a defense contractor were charged for allegedly defrauding the United States military & for breaking U.S. sanctions on Iran. One of them was a significant contributor to the Dem party, former State Secretary Hillary Clinton & former Pres Bill Clinton
The contractor, the Dubai-based Anham corporation, lied to the military in order to get an $8 billion 10-year contract in 2012 to supply food for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. It also had materials and equipment shipped through Iran—in violation of U.S. sanctions—to cut costs
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Multiple bodies of international law ban the use of starvation as a weapon of war. Under the Rome Statute, it’s a war crime. #iran #sanctions
Art 8 ICC: “[i]ntentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival, including wilfully impeding relief supplies ...” constitutes a war crime in international armed conflicts.
Geneva Conventions Article 54(1) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I provides: “Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited.”
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Interesting discrepancies: According to the Russian media, Rick Perry, U.S. Energy Secretary, has ALREADY ARRIVED to Moscow today, on 9/11, and is visiting till Sept 13 when he meets his counterpart, Alexander Novak. Dugin's pub Tsargrad announced these dates ahead of time. ⬇️
2. American media claims only the part of the visit starting on Thursday, Sept 13. The visit, as the Russian media describes it, is covered "frugally." Indeed. Where is Mr. Perry now? It is a long flight, of course.…
3. They are going to talk about sanctions, note the Russian sources. Let's refresh some recent history--still not covered by the press (just like Mr. Perry's visit.)
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Security minister @benwallaceMP spoke to me this morning on #Salisbury #GRU #Putin #sanctions. Main takeaways: 1] the govt is keen to embarrass the GRU and deter would-be spies from joining
2] @benwallaceMP went further than May did yesterday in putting the responsibility for the attack directly on Vladimir Putin: "Ultimately the responsibility lies with the leader of that country"
3] And finally, one winner from Brexit will be UK foreign policy says @BWallaceMP because the UK will have the power to act unilaterally against Russia when it comes to sanctions #russia #brexit #sanctions
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WATCH @TeamCavuto 4:30PM EST on @FoxNews as I breakdown the latest on #NorthKorea, #China and #PresidentTrump. @realDonaldTrump
#NOKO is following the same pattern of diplomacy that they have always done. They have made pledges that they had no intention of keeping and then they cry foul when the US holds them accountable.
This is the norm but also it is a dangerous game for #KimJongUn because #PresidentTrump has a great deal at stake and Kim does not understand how determined the #POTUS is to WIN.
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. @AmbJohnBolton sat down with #Russia's NSC Sec in Geneva for about 5 hours talking international security issues, #Ukraine, #Syria, #Iran. Earlier this year Patrushev was placed on #US sanctions list but said "it was no impediment for him to be meeting [American officials]"
Patrushev came to meeting w/ @AmbJohnBolton w/ a set of proposals #Moscow been elaborating for over a month. One of them allegedly included pull-back of #Iran/ian forces in #Syria in exchange for softening #sanctions on #Tehran. #US rejected the proposal.
Patrushev says himself & #Bolton failed to sign a joint communique cuz "#US wanted to include the point on "#Russia/n interference" which we didn't find acceptable.We,in turn,asked them to state that US own interference into other states' affairs is unacceptable - they refused"
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#Trump multiplie les #sanctions économiques : contre l'#Iran, la #Russie, la #Chine. Or il s'agit là d'une vieille stratégie économiques et commerciale que les consuls de Lübeck savent déjà mettre en oeuvre en 1358... avec un succès limité. Petit thread du jour, à dérouler ⬇️ !
Au milieu du XIVe siècle, les villes de la Hanse, une alliance de cités marchandes d'Allemagne, dominent le marché européen. Leurs marchands contrôlent le commerce de la laine, du poisson, du bois...
En 1358, la Hanse se réunit à Lübeck pour prendre des mesures contre la ville de Bruges, accusée de ne pas respecter les "privilèges" dont jouissent les marchands hanséates, de multiplier les taxes... Bref, de ne pas la jouer fairplay !
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Followup Question to @TheLastRefuge2 "Our Guy Thread"
Reminder -" June 9, 2016" #TrumpTower meeting on #sanctions
"August 2016" Oleg Deripaska secretly meets with Sergei Prikhodka aboard his yacht…
Deripaska had invited several prostitutes including Nastya Rybka who took pictures and recorded bits of conversations, posted on instagram October 14, 2017. Feb 8, 2018 Alexei Navalny posted this video:
Deripaska: "We've got bad relations with America, because the friend of Sergei Eduardovich (Prikhodko) Nuland's her name, is responsible for them.
When she was your age, she spent a month on a Russian whaling boat. She hates our country after this." #sanctions
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According to the @WSJ the Iraqi #government has bank accounts with the U.S. Federal Reserve, where its #dollars are kept, which the Iraqi economy relies upon could be frozen should Iraq violate #sanctions…
#Iran has deliberately flooded Iraqi market with cheap imports and foodstuffs. This has undercut Iraq agriculture by decreasing demand4 homegrown products that R more expensive. Even if Iraq were2 stop buying these goods #farmers would not B able2 produce enough supplies at home
Iran has political leverage, too. Since the May 12 national #election Iraq’s political elites have been unable to form a government in part because of enormous pressure from #Tehran to install politicians in their favor. Iran’s loyalists succeed and dominate the new government...
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THREAD 1/ Russia's economy has built enough stamina to weather new sanctions – huge reserves, budget surplus, low #inflation
2/ Russia's yield rose after the sanctions announcement, but from macro point of view, sanctions on new #ruble debt won't be catastrophic
3/ In response to the ruble weakening on the sanctions news, Russia's central bank reduced planned purchases of FX and the ruble pared losses after that step
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How does the sanctions issued by #PresidentTrump against #Russia in any way resemble the narrative many on the #left have fabricated that he is a pawn of #Putin?
#trump #president #sanctions #russiasanctions #internationallaw #assassination…
Time + time again, #President #Trump is firm w/#Russia, and he’s done it again with the @StateDept declaring that #Russia has violated #InternationalLaw.

Russia’s protests should come as no surprise to a President who has, and continues, to show a firm hand in dealing with them.
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THREAD: @realDonaldTrump now *admits* that Don Jr sought Clinton dirt at his meeting w/the #Russian🇷🇺”lawyer”/spy & a “former” GRU military intel officer.

It’s a CRIME for a campaign to solicit or receive *anything* from a foreign national, let alone #Russian intelligence.🙄1/
We knew last year that Jr, Manafort & Kush met w/a Kremlin-linked “lawyer,” a “former” #Russian🇷🇺spy w/expertise in acquiring hacked emails, and an alleged Russian money launderer👉🏼they discussed #sanctions, Clinton #kompromat, and #RNC donations.🔥2/…
We also knew last year that Team🇷🇺Trump tried *desperately* to cover up the meeting.

Kushner “forgot” (= #felony) to disclose the meeting *3 separate times* on his SF-86, and Jr & his father, Trump, LIED repeatedly about the meeting.🙄 3/…
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👉New GOP Talking Point:

➕It's a positive thing that the Russians hacked the 2016 Election!…
❗️Except 🍊didn't get the memo!

⁉️Which is it? Did you do it or not?!?
😖Seriously, GOP, you're going to use this as a talking point?!?
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