August 13, 2020

North Korean FM official continues criticism of sanctions in China
Sanctions labelled as "confidence-destroying measures" by ministry official during Xiangshan Forum

North Korea is continuing to position ongoing sanctions against the country as the biggest impediment to denuclearization talks, with an official calling them “confidence-destroying measures” at a forum in Beijing on Thursday.

According to the Associated Press (AP), Song Il Hyok - the deputy director general of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace - made the comments during a discussion at the Xiangshan Forum hosted by China.