U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing measures against two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reversed North Korea sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department just a day earlier and the White House said he was doing so because he "likes" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and did not consider them necessary.
President Donald Trump triggered rampant confusion among his own aides and administration officials when he said Friday he is withdrawing new sanctions aimed at North Korea that were just issued by his own administration.
The Treasury Department said Thursday that the US was slapping new sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies accused of aiding North Korea — and a day later President Trump canceled them. “It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea,”...
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