23 Jun '18, 7am

Trump renews North Korea sanctions less than two weeks after Singapore summit.

Trump renews North Korea sanctions less than two weeks after Singapore summit.

US President Donald Trump extended sanctions against North Korea for one year, saying the country still posed an "extraordinary threat" despite insisting just days earlier that Pyongyang was no longer a nuclear danger to the US. The sanctions, which were renewed on Friday, were originally introduced under an executive order originally put in place in 2008. After his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12 , Trump had said that sanctions would not be lifted on Pyongyang until further progress was made on its denuclearisation. LISTENING POST: Trump, North Korea and the G7: Dissecting political theatrics (9:46) However, he also tweeted that, "Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." Friday's order said that the "existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile m...

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