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Obama Sets Sanctions Against 'Digital Guns For Hire'
2012-04-23 14:11:20

President Barack Obama announced sanctions against Iran, Syria and "digital guns for hire" who use technology to carry out human rights abuses. He announced the new sanctions during a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, asking U.S. intelligence groups to include assessments of the likelihood of mass killings in its coordinated reports. "National sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your people," he said during his speech. "These technologies should be in place to empower...

2010-12-24 08:42:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is urging the U.S. government to move expeditiously to close any gaps in the otherwise stringent economic sanctions imposed on nuclear-aspiring Iran. A New York Times investigation, published today, revealed that sanctions enforcement is not uniform. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) "Loopholes in our own country's sanctions regime, now exposed, require immediate remedy," said AJC Executive Director David...

2010-11-22 00:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FinScan, a leading international provider of sanctions, PEP and heightened risk screening solutions, today announced its integration and support of the new World-Check Iran Economic Interest (IEI) solution. World-Check, the world authority on regulatory and reputational risk identification and remediation, developed the IEI database in response to the increased prohibitions on business relationships with Iran as required by international...

2010-10-05 08:07:00

LONDON, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Market Leader Dedicates its Unparalleled Resources to Help its 4,500+ Clients Meet Their New Requirements World-Check today announced the launch of its Iran Economic Interest (IEI) solution following a raft of new international legislation including the U.S. Government's Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act (CISADA) of July 2010, U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929 (UNSCR 1929), and new Iran sanctions laws...

2010-09-29 16:11:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed President Obama's signing of an Executive Order authorizing the Departments of State and Treasury to impose sanctions on eight Iranian government officials tied to human rights abuses against Iranian citizens. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Significantly, these are the first U.S. sanctions imposed on the Iranian regime for the abuse of human...

2010-09-03 07:46:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised Japan for announcing tougher sanctions against Iran, adding to the growing international effort to deter the Middle East nation from pursuing nuclear-weapons capability. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Japan's action today is another clear message to Iran's leaders that their country's closest trading partners are tired of their constant...


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