VOV.VN - Sanctions are set to be imposed on localities that fail to meet this year’s public investment disbursement target, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated on August 21 during an online conference in Hanoi.
VOV.VN - The State Bank of Vietnam will intensify the supervision of implementing interest rates and credit programs of credit institutions whilst also strictly handling relevant infringements.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries to review legal documents on food safety and clarify prohibitions and impose tougher sanctions for violations.
The Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) co-organised a seminar in Hanoi on June 8 to seek ways to improve sanctions against corruption in Vietnam’s anti-corruption law.
VOV.VN - The US Senate has approved legislation extending the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for another ten years – by a vote of 99-0. The Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which passed in the House in a 419-1 vote a fortnight ago, now goes to President Obama’s desk.
Companies building a multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea were targeted by the United States in an updated sanctions blacklist on September 1.
VOV.VN - Top EU diplomats have agreed to extend sanctions on Russia by 6 months to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
By launching nuclear-capable missiles Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year's historic nuclear deal, the United States and its European allies said in a joint letter seen by Reuters on March 29.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two ballistic missiles on March 18, one of which flew about 800 km (500 miles) while the other exploded shortly after launch, US officials said, as the isolated state stepped up its defiance of tough new UN and US sanctions.
VOV.VN - The European Union’s decision to extend by one year restrictions against 16 Ukrainian citizens including Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych began to take effect.
Iran started counting tens of millions of votes on February 27 after hotly contested elections that could see reformists speed up Tehran's opening to the world or long-dominant hardliners reassert the Islamic Republic's traditional anti-Westernism.
The United States and China have agreed on a draft resolution that would expand UN Security Council sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its latest nuclear test and hope to put it to a vote in the coming days, council diplomats said on February 24.
The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on February 12 broadening sanctions to punish the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.
VOV.VN - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea’s satellite launch, calling it “provocative actions”.
International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on January 16 when the International Atomic Energy Agency issues its final report on Tehran's disputed nuclear program, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying.
The White House has delayed imposing new financial sanctions on Iran over its ballistic-missile program, The Wall Street Journal reported on December 31.
President Barack Obama's administration is preparing new sanctions on international companies and individuals over Iran's ballistic missile program, sources familiar with the situation said on December 30.
The Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and US bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect, cautioning against a rush by Western companies to invest in Iran's oil industry and other businesses until the country fully complies with the July nuclear agreement.
Iran and six world powers were close to nailing down a historic nuclear deal that would bring sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on Tehran's atomic program, but the Iranian foreign minister said no agreement would be announced on July 12.
The US and Iranian foreign ministers met on June 27, a senior US. official said, as major differences persist over an agreement under which Iran would curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.