WORLD Trump reversing new sanctions on DPRK

WORLD

Trump reversing new sanctions on DPRK

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01:52, March 24, 2019

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A TV screen showing file footage of US President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, during a news program is seen at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo: AP)

US President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), ordering them withdrawn.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump "likes Chairman Kim and he doesn't think these sanctions will be necessary."

Trump says in a tweet that, "It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on the DPRK."

But he says, "I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!"

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about which sanctions Trump was referring to.


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