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U.S. Tightens North Korea Sanctions After Failed Trump-Kim Summit

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration took its first steps to tighten economic sanctions on North Korea since last month’s summit meeting in Vietnam on Thursday by listing two Chinese shipping companies as sanctions violators.

Senior Trump administration officials said the move was intended to maintain economic pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal and programs.

But they also said the action was an attempt to enforce existing sanctions and didn’t represent a major push to escalate the economic pressure on Pyongyang, the officials said.

It also follows a new U.N. report that documents North Korea’s successful efforts to evade some key sanctions, including those restricting Pyongyang’s import of petroleum products and blocking its export of coal.

Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal.

 

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