Trump Revoked New Sanctions Targeting North Korea Because He ‘Likes Chairman Kim’

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that President Donald Trump chose to reverse sanctions targeting North Korea just a day after the U.S. Treasury implemented them because he “likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.” The Treasury had ordered sanctions against two Chinese shipping companies Thursday, alleging they had […]

South Korea Promises to Aid United States and North Korea in Reaching a Nuclear Agreement

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said his administration would continue to help the United States and North Korea reach an agreement on denuclearization, despite talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dissolving unsuccessfully just a day prior. In an optimistic speech Friday, Moon said the failed talks only made […]

Donald Trump’s Deal-Making Style Takes a Turn

It’s crunch time for President Trump’s deal-making skills. Having been much criticized in the past for touting unclear wins as major victories–in particular last year’s detail-light initial agreement with Kim Jong Un–Trump has now walked away from his summit with the North Korean dictator, after Kim pushed for the wholesale lifting of U.S. sanctions on […]

North Korean Sanctions Will Not Be Lifted Until Nuclear Risks Are ‘Substantially Reduced,’ Pompeo Says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said economic sanctions would not be lifted until the threat of nuclear warfare from North Korea is at least significantly reduced, seemingly leaving open the possibility of sanctions relief prior to complete denuclearization. “The American people should know we have the toughest economic sanctions that have ever been placed on […]