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Trump to Roll Out New Sanctions vs. North Korea; ‘Largest’ Ever

The president is following up on a promise made by Vice President Mike Pence this month, with the rollout of new, and large, package of sanctions against the North Korean regime.

By NTK Staff | 02.23.2018 @9:05am
Trump to Roll Out New Sanctions vs. North Korea; ‘Largest’ Ever

President Trump is preparing to roll out the “largest package of sanctions against North Korea” ever, according to reporting on Friday morning.

From Reuters:

A senior U.S. administration official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, called the new penalties “the largest package of new sanctions against the North Korea regime”, without giving details.

…The new U.S. sanctions will be announced while Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is visiting South Korea. She had dinner with Moon after a closed-door meeting with the president on Friday and will attend the Games’ closing ceremony.

The timing of the announcement would suggest that the sanctions have South Korea’s implicit blessing.

The sanctions, while notable, are not exactly surprising. NTK Network reported weeks ago that Vice President Mike Pence previewed these very same sanctions, while he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

North Korea’s decision to cancel a scheduled meeting with Pence, which NTK Network covered this week, probably didn’t help with the Trump administration’s ultimate decision to levy these new sanctions.

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