Foreign relations of the United States Current Affairs, GK & News
The United States has recently approved the sale of an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) to India. The Weapon system is to be sold for an estimated cost of $1.9 billion. India would deploy the IADWS to modernise its armed forces and enhance its air defence architecture. The trade deal is proposed to be ..
The United States has again placed India on its ‘Priority Watch List’, claiming lack of sufficient improvements to its Intellectual Property framework on long-standing and new challenges, which has affected American right holders over the last year. The office of the US Trade Representative identified 11 countries, including India, in its ‘Priority Watch List’. China ..
Topics: Commercial policy • Economy of the United States • Foreign relations of the United States • Foreign trade of the United States • Intellectual property law • Office of the United States Trade Representative • Patent law • Priority right • Section 301 of the Trade Act • Special 301 Report • Trademark law
The Trump administration has stated that there will be no short-term waiver or any wind-down period over China’s oil purchases from the Republic of Iran in the wake of the recent announcement made by Washington that the customers of Iran should halt their purchases by May 1 or have to face US sanctions. The administration ..
Topics: Countries • Donald Trump • Foreign relations of Iran • Foreign relations of the United States • Iran • Nuclear energy in Iran • Nuclear program of Iran • Politics by country • Politics of Iran • Sanctions against Iran • Strait of Hormuz • United States sanctions against Iran
For the first time, the Trump administration has labelled Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. Further, the move seems to increase pressure on Iran’s regime and to bring a new level of tension between the two countries, as Iran’s leaders have said they will retaliate in kind. US sanctions have ..
Topics: Foreign relations • Foreign relations of Iran • Foreign relations of the United States • Government of Iran • Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps • Military of Iran • Nuclear energy in Iran • Politics of Iran • Sanctions against Iran • United States embargoes
US bestowed Afghanistan with Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status in the wake of drawdown of the international forces from the country. The US President Barak Obama signed a Presidential order assigning Afghanistan a MNNA. This is the first such designation by Obama Administration. The two nations had inked long term strategic partnership agreement in May ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2012