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Donald Trump orders withdrawal of sanctions against North Korea

Donald Trump orders withdrawal of sanctions against North Korea

  • US President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of additional large-scale sanctions on North Korea, immediately after the Treasury Department imposed them.
  • President Trump's move came after his second summit with Kim held in February 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Trump walked out of that summit after refusing to agree to North Korea's demands of lifting all sanctions.
  • The Treasury Department on March 21, 2019 announced sanctions on Chinese shipping companies doing business with North Korea.

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