The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being used by the North
"If we can make a deal [with DPRK] it will be a great thing, and if we can't something will have to happen, so we'll see," says @POTUS
Trump: if sanctions don't work on North Korea we have to go to phase 2: and phase 2 may be "a very rough thing". "may be very very unfortunate for the world".
And @TurnbullMalcolm expresses support for the new US sanctions on DPRK shipping and vessels.
DPRK "a brutal dictatorship" that threatens the world, @POTUS declares.
: "Australia's one of our closest partners in our campaign of maximum pressure to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula."
Today the @USTreasury announced the largest NK related sanctions tranche to date. Companies who choose to help fund NK's nuclear ambitions will not do business with the U.S.
"We do believe the sanctions work," says Mnuchin of steps against North Korea. Cites effect of sanctions to bring Iran to negotiating table on its nuclear program, though Pres Trump highly critical of that deal.
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Sanctions "aimed at disrupting North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels to further isolate the government," per @USTreasury Action targets 28 ships located/registered/ flagged in DPRK China Singapore Taiwan HongKong MarshallIslands Tanzania, Panama Comoros
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"North Korea, we imposed today the heaviest sanctions ever imposed on a country before" @POTUS says at CPAC2018 "Frankly, hopefully something positive can come out of it. We will see" re DPRK
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Only at the very end of his 1 hr 16 min speech, did Pres Trump very briefly mention "heaviest sanctions ever imposed" on North Korea. Hopes something positive can happen" from it.
"We have imposed the heaviest sanctions ever imposed," @POTUS says of @USTreasury action today against DPRK.
Treasury Department. "will soon take new action to further cut off sources of revenue and fuel that the government uses to fund its nuclear program and sustain its military by targeting 56 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses that are assisting North Korea in evading sanctions."
President Trump says he is launching 'largest ever' set of new sanctions against North Korea
An administration official says the US is imposing penalties on more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses in the latest bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program
President Moon says joint efforts of South Korea, U.S. to denuclearize North Korea have failed so far
: My daughter, Ivanka, just arrived in South Korea. We cannot have a better, or smarter, person representing our country.
The new sanctions pertain to DPRK vessels and maritime shipping, according to @CNN
At dinner with @moonriver365 in ROK, @IvankaTrump says she's there to "reaffirm our commitment to our maximum pressure campaign to ensure that the Korean Peninsula is denuclearized"
Ivanka Trump says is in Seoul to reaffirm commitment to maximum pressure on North Korea
Koreas president Moon says North Korean participation in Olympics helping ease tension
Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva tests positive for banned heart drug - Russian Bobsleigh Federation
Two men arrested after several bullets were fired at the Tokyo headquarters of a group linked to North Korea, a police spokesman and media say
We have similar thoughts when it comes to the situation in North Korea and Maldives: Indian PM Modi at press statement with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
Two Koreas to hold talks next Tuesday over North Koreas participation in Paralympics
South Korea to deepen military ties with Switzerland, Latvia
Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea; South Korea preps for talks with North
China January trade with North Korea falls to lowest since at least June 2014
Koreas main opposition party rallies against planned visit by North Korea official accused of sinking Cheonan
KCNA: "Nevertheless, Japan recently keeps harping on 'championing women's empowerment' deceitfully in the international arenas including the UN. What is worse, it impudently seeks to cover up its past crime by paying a trivial sum of money."
KCNA: "That is because Japan is the most despicable and audacious country in the world, whichforced hundreds of thousands of women from Koreainto the humiliating sexual slavery and neither felt the slightest remorse nor reflected on its past for over a century."
KCNA: "When people come up with the words 'sexual slavery', they call to mind a country, called Japan."
Pence: North Korea leader's sister is a 'central pillar' of oppressive government
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DPRK UN Mission, angered by @antonioguterres remarks, accuses the Secretary-General of engaging in "absurd sophistry" and "only make us to think whether he is a kind of henchman who is representing the United States."
KCNA: "Good results were also made in football, table-tennis, handball and other events. Meanwhile, the Taesongsan Sports Team finished first in the ice hockey game held at the sports village of the area of Mt Paektu in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province."
KCNA: "They are bringing together more than 3500 athletes from across the country. The athletes are competing in 11 events, including football, basketball, volleyball and speed skating."
KCNA: "The Paektusan Prize Sports Games are going on in the DPRK in celebration of the Day of the Shining Star, leader Kim Jong Il's birth anniversary (February 16)."