Donald Trump is renewing US sanctions on North Korea for another year, whereas he claimed the ongoing negotiations with Kim Jong-un was satisfactory. Trump wrote:
The actions and policies of the government of North Korea, including its pursuit of nuclear and missile programs; and other provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies… continue to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the United States.
This executive order has been issued only 9 days after he tweeted: “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea… Meeting with Kim Jong-un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!”
Following their meeting, Trump and Kim signed a joined document and he declared that the relationship between these two countries would be very different. Nevertheless, Trump has prolonged the sanctions which were first imposed by George W. Bush in the previous decade.
According to this order, Washington can forbid North Korea from selling or using any of their assets in the United States. While there are other sanctions which targeted its human rights and nuclear missile programs.
While the US president has claimed that the North Korean’s “total denuclearization” process has begun and it has destroyed 4 large testing sites, US officials believe that there was no evidence to prove this.