September 23, 2020

North Korean foreign ministry slams U.S. sanctions extension, spins Pompeo remarks

Trump last Friday renewed “national emergency” authorizing sanctions for one year

The North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) released a statement Wednesday criticizing last week’s one-year extension by the U.S. President of a number of sanctions measures against Pyongyang.

Following positive promotion by both countries’ leaders in recent days of their latest exchange of personal letters, the new MFA statement highlights leader-level diplomacy while casting doubt on the intentions of others in the U.S. government.