Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   20 November

US delays new sanctions against North Korea


YEREVAN, MAY 29, ARMENPRESS. The U.S. decided to hold off on implementing new major sanctions against North Korea while it looks to revive a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, Wall Street Journal reports.

The White House was prepared to announce the ramped-up sanctions regime as soon as Tuesday but decided Monday to indefinitely delay the measures while talks with North Korea proceed, a U.S. official said, citing progress in efforts to repair diplomatic relations.

Talks between the U.S. and North Korean delegations are set to take place through Tuesday and could continue beyond that.

English –translator/editor: Stepan Kocharyan




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