October 23, 2020

U.S. denies temporary suspension of North Korea sanctions under consideration

State Department dismisses reports in Seoul's Yonhap News Agency as "completely false"

The U.S. on Thursday denied reports by Seoul's Yonhap News Agency suggesting Washington was considering a temporary suspension of some sanctions on the DPRK in exchange for a nuclear freeze and other concessions.

In comments delivered during a regular briefing to press, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told reporters she had discussed the report with U.S. Special Representative Stephen Biegun and that he had denied the claims.