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US News Target EU sanctions against Russian oligarchs

01:20  28 november  2020
01:20  28 november  2020 Source:   fr.euronews.com

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 Tehran estimates that Biden can lift US sanctions via IRAN-USA-ZARIF: Tehran estimates that Biden can lift US sanctions via "three decrees" © Reuters / DALATI NOHRA TEHERAN BELIEVES THAT BIDEN CAN LIFT US SANCTIONS VIA "THREE DECREES" DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister has declared that Tehran will honor all commitments made under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if the elected president of states -United Joe Biden lifts US sanctions on Iran, adding it could be done very quickly. "If Mr.

Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny urged the EU on Friday to put targeted economic sanctions on the oligarchs surrounding President Vladimir He said the Russian officials and military officers who are traditionally targeted "definitely do not have a lot of estate or bank accounts in Europe ."

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny is urging the European Union to impose personal sanctions against Russian billionaires and oligarchs . He raised this issue while speaking at a meeting of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday, November 27.

Opponent Alexei Navalny calls on the 27 to target oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. View on euronews

L'opposant russe Alexeï Navalny © Pavel Golovkin / Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Russian opponent Alexey Navalny

Sanction the oligarchs in Russia. This is Alexei Navalny's message to MEPs. In a virtual meeting on Friday, the Russian opponent called on the European Union to change its approach to Moscow.

It calls for strengthening and reorienting European sanctions in order to weaken those close to Russian President Vladimir Poutine, rather than targeting the military "who certainly do not have many properties in Europe or accounts in European banks", explains Alexeï Navalny. He asks to target the experienced and younger oligarchs. "They must be the real targets of the sanctions," insists the opponent.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urges Europe to focus on Vladimir Putin's inner circle of oligarchs , saying only "real sanctions against real money" will be taken seriously.

“The European Union should target the money and Russian oligarchs ," Mr Navalny told the European Parliament in Brussels, “these “They just think that they are playing the European Union because they [the EU ] are afraid of deploying real sanctions against real money,” he said.

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The EU took action last month against Russian officials suspected of being linked to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. But there were no oligarchs on this list. The Russian political opposition is already calling on the EU to reject the results of next year's parliamentary elections if some candidates are denied the right to run. "If everyone can participate, we can continue to discuss. But if some people cannot participate, the results of such an election should not be recognized," says Alexei Navalny.

Few MEPs have criticized the opponent's comments. Its intervention should, however, provoke recriminations on the part of the Russian authorities.

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