[MKW=Tack-Yong Kim] Trump said on his Twitter account today, “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. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions.”
However, we have not clarified at what point the sanctions ordered to withdraw were imposed.
The Treasury Department seems to have been canceled by President Trump to give additional sanctions to North Korea, but there is a possibility that the Treasury might mistake the sanctions announced on the previous day for “today” sanctions.
White House spokesman Sarah Sanders told reporters that “President Trump likes Kim Jong-un,” and “Trump does not think sanctions are necessary.”
Earlier, the US Treasury Department added two Chinese shipping companies to the sanctions list yesterday, helping North Korea avoid sanctions.
It was the first sanction on the US administration for the first time since this year and the second US-North Korea summit.
Apart from this, we have also updated the warning for illegal maritime transactions in North Korea, which includes vessels suspected of transshipment with North Korean vessels, as well as China and Russia, as well as ports in Korea and Singapore.
In addition, at least six national vessels, such as South Korea ‘s Luonis and Russian’ Tantal ‘, have been implicated in transhipments to North Korea.
It was the first time for President Trump to publicly canceled the sanction since his inauguration as a total of 20 sanctions against North Korea.
It is noteworthy how North Korea will respond to President Trump’s decision.
North Korea’s deputy foreign minister Choi Sun-hee said in a press conference in Pyongyang on March 15 that North Korea was deeply disappointed by the failure to reach a second summit with the United States.