18 Dec 2018
North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to “exchanges of fire” and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever.
The North’s stinging response came after the United States said on Monday it had introduced sanctions on three North Korean officials, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for alleged human rights abuses.
Denuclearising North Korea has made little progress since Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Singapore in June in a historic summit.
– By Hyunjoo Jin and Josh Smith, Reuters, 16 December 2018.
Link to Reuters.
You can claim CPD minutes for reading this article, by signing up to our CPD WalletFREE CPD Wallet