September 30, 2020

Trump to sign new North Korea sanctions into law on Friday

New, expanded sanctions on DPRK are included in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act

President Donald Trump is set to sign a new wave of North Korea sanctions into law on Friday night in Washington, a move that could infuriate Pyongyang with just days left before Kim Jong Un's self-declared deadline for negotiations with the U.S. arrives.

The sanctions target Pyongyang's coal, iron, textile, and seafood industries, along with certain banks that do business with the DPRK. They also aim to help governments around the world enforce existing UN sanctions, and seek to put pressure on countries that don't do enough to enforce them.