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New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 22, 2019 01:42PM
...and lifted, by Imperial Tweet, today.

Huh?

Yesterday:

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had said in a statement Thursday that the new actions were aimed at “making it explicitly clear that shipping companies employing deceptive tactics to mask illicit trade with North Korea expose themselves to great risk.

Today:

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Trump tweet

It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!

Um.

Not really "large scale sanctions" - in fact, the sanctions announced Thursday affected just two shipping companies, both Chinese, that had been secretly trading with North Korea.

But why the sudden change in policy?

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In a follow-up statement explaining the reversal, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary."

dunno smiley
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: bfd
Date: March 22, 2019 02:16PM
The Chubby Cheeto Twin Dictators gotta work together on this. More lost credibility for the U.S.

The idiot Dumbf won't be happy until he's completely run the country into the ground. Where are the checks and balances for this clearly unbalanced individual?
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 22, 2019 02:45PM
It's called Treason. Like fashion, Trump doesn't understand it.
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 22, 2019 02:48PM
Despotic Dictator: "I like him!"

U.S. Senator & war hero: "I don't like him."
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 22, 2019 02:57PM
I like the Fox News headline: [www.foxnews.com]
"Trump surprises by revoking North Korea sanctions immediately after Treasury imposes them"
surprise!

When asked about the president’s tweet, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said: “President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.”
Oh, well, that's different.

"The Treasury Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment"
mwah ha ha ha
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 22, 2019 02:58PM
Meanwhile, Cuba's like "WTH?!!"
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 22, 2019 03:00PM
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Acer
Meanwhile, Cuba's like "WTH?!!"

No Trump Havana, no canceled sanctions. Sorry.
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 22, 2019 03:01PM
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Acer
Meanwhile, Cuba's like "WTH?!!"

Communism, good!

Socialism, bad!

j/k! He doesn't know the difference.
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 22, 2019 03:07PM
Kim was dissolving one of the only lasting outcomes of his first summit with Trump. Trump sees that his role as a Bigly Peacemaker with North Korea is circling the toilet and is trying to salvage it.
North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with South Korea
[www.bbc.com]



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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: Ted King
Date: March 22, 2019 04:46PM
No collusion! No Collusion!

oops

Not missiles! No missiles!
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 22, 2019 07:13PM
What a clusterfuk.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 23, 2019 11:49AM
Maybe the next Trump-Kim summit can be shipboard - the USS Pueblo is available.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

"WE CALL BS!" -- Emma Gonzalez
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Re: New US sanctions on North Korea announced yesterday
Posted by: Ammo
Date: March 23, 2019 06:40PM
And this from the guy who criticized Obama for not doing enough to rein in the N. Koreans. His hypocrisy knows no bounds.



Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. —Wendy Mass
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