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WorldTrump says he is withdrawing earlier North Korea-related sanctions

19:45  22 march  2019
19:45  22 march  2019 Source:   reuters.com

North Korean threat of a rocket launch ‘catastrophic’ for diplomacy efforts, South Korea adviser says

North Korean threat of a rocket launch ‘catastrophic’ for diplomacy efforts, South Korea adviser says A South Korean adviser warned Tuesday that North Korea risks “catastrophic” consequences for diplomacy efforts if they use the threat of a possible rocket launch as a bargaining chip with the United States .Moon Chung-In, a retired professor and current special adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-In, said in a Seoul panel discussion that global diplomacy efforts on North Korea’s nuclear program would be thrown into shambles if they attempted to use a launch as leverage. “I wonder if North Korea should avoid” making this type of threat, said Moon Chung-In, adding that such a move could cause a “big disaster” in U.S.

Trump orders withdrawal of fresh North Korea - related sanctions announced earlier by US Treasury.

“ North Korea ’s participation in the Winter Olympic Games,” he said , “has served as an opportunity for us to engage in active discussions between the At Mr. Moon’s prodding, the White House now says it would be open to holding preliminary talks with North Korea , too, a shift from its earlier refusal to do

Trump says he is withdrawing earlier North Korea-related sanctions © REUTERS/Carlos Barria U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs on travel to Palm Beach, Florida from the White House in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ordering the withdrawal of recently announced North Korea-related sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department.

"It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea," Trump said on Twitter. "I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!"

It was not immediately clear what sanctions Trump was referring to, although the United States on Thursday blacklisted two Chinese shipping companies that it said helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons program. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; editing by Tim Ahmann)

Trump says additional sanctions on North Korea not necessary.
Trump says additional sanctions on North Korea not necessary

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