WASHINGTON -The US administration has decided to extend the regime of unilateral sanctions against the DPRK for another year. The press service of the White House reported this on Friday.
As it is specified in the written statement published by it, it is a question of preservation in force of the restrictive measures entered on the basis of a number of the presidential decrees signed in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The measures taken by Washington at that time were aimed at preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery by Pyongyang.
According to President Donald Trump, “the actions and policies of the North Korean government continue to represent a threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.” “Therefore, I extend for 1 year the national emergency with respect to North Korea,” – stated in the notice of the trump. It was sent to the leadership of the US Congress. The text of the document was distributed by the press service of the American leader.
In June 2018, Singapore hosted the first ever us-DPRK summit, which resulted in the adoption of a joint document. Pyongyang then committed itself to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for guarantees of security on the part of Washington. The second summit of the DPRK and the US was held in Hanoi on February 27-28. US President Donald Trump and the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-un at it, even after several meetings, including face to face, could not come to an agreement and do not sign a joint document.
Speaking on June 11 in Washington at the forum organized by the Wall Street Journal, the assistant to the US President for national security John Bolton stressed that, from the point of view of the US administration, the holding of a new personal meeting of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un Is quite possible and depends at this stage only on Pyongyang.