September 25, 2020

White House renews U.S. sanctions against North Korea

President Trump cites the continued "unusual and extraordinary threat" from DPRK in routine renewal

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday renewed a longstanding national emergency series with respect to North Korea, telling Congress in a letter that the extension was necessary due to the DPRK’s continued "unusual and extraordinary threat" to the United States.

In a notice and subsequent letter to Congress, the President “found that it was necessary to maintain certain restrictions with respect to North Korea that would otherwise have been lifted,” meaning sanctions contingent on the national emergency designation would continue.