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U.S. underscores sanctions enforcement after N.K. envoy’s call for return of seized ship

U.S. underscores sanctions enforcement after N.K. envoy’s call for return of seized ship

The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday stressed U.N. member countries’ enforcement of anti-North Korea sanctions after Pyongyang’s top envoy to the world body renewed calls for the return of a seized ship suspected of violating sanctions. But it said that Washington is still open to nuclear negotiations with the North, which have hit an […]

U.N. grants sanctions exemption for UNICEF’s aid projects in N. Korea

U.N. grants sanctions exemption for UNICEF’s aid projects in N. Korea

The U.N. Security Council has granted a sanctions exemption to allow the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to carry out aid programs in North Korea to improve the health and nutrition of people in the impoverished country, according to the U.N. website. The exemption, granted on April 11, paves the way for UNICEF to import items […]

Pompeo calls for N.K. sanctions implementation in talks with Russia

Pompeo calls for N.K. sanctions implementation in talks with Russia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he emphasized the need to maintain sanctions on North Korea in talks with his Russian counterpart. Pompeo met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi to discuss cooperation on various issues, including Iran, Venezuela and North Korea. At a joint […]

Trump cancels new sanctions on N. Korea

Trump cancels new sanctions on N. Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he has ordered the withdrawal of new sanctions on North Korea, possibly signaling an intention to continue denuclearization negotiations with the regime. Trump was initially thought to be referring to sanctions the U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies accused of helping the North […]

North Korean leader’s speech shows international sanctions working

North Korean leader’s speech shows international sanctions working

Although much of the media focus was placed on his warning he would find a “new way” if the U.S. sticks to the sanctions, experts here argued that the New Year address of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was mainly about the economy. It could indicate the sanctions by the United Nations and the United […]

Iran begins a post-sanctions era

Iran begins a post-sanctions era

Iran took a huge step toward ending its international isolation after the United Nation’s atomic watchdog “IAEA” confirmed Iran was carrying out measures agreed under the deal. European Union Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini said that the economic sanctions against Iran were lifted now that the country has joined the UK, United States, France, Germany, […]

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