US President Donald Trump renewed sanctions against North Korea again. The corresponding document is published on the White House website.
The order said that the existence and threat of the spread of fissile materials suitable for use in weapons on the Korean Peninsula, as well as the actions and policies of the North Korean authorities, continue to pose a threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States.
In this regard, Trump extended the restrictive measures against the DPRK for a year.
The US has repeatedly extended sanctions against North Korea. They primarily imply economic restrictions, such as blocking accounts and transactions from the country.
The U.S. and DPRK have been negotiating the denuclearization of Korea since 2018. Trump said he was ready to lift sanctions from the republic if an agreement is reached. However, during negotiations in early October 2019, Pyongyang announced their failure. Washington has denied this claim. In early December, DPRK representative to the UN Kim Song said that the country does not need to continue negotiations with the United States on denuclearization. According to the diplomat, this is no longer on the agenda of negotiations with the American side.