North Korea warns US sanctions could derail plans to denuclearise

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North praises Trump for ‘willingness’ to improve relations but says economic measures are ‘grave miscalculation’

North Korea has warned that new US sanctions against senior figures in the regime are a “deliberate provocation” that could derail its attempts to denuclearize, six months after its leader, Kim Jong-un held historic talks with Donald Trump.

In a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, the North praised Trump for his “willingness” to improve relations with Pyongyang, but said the US treasury’s decision to impose sanctions on three officials over alleged human rights abuses could “block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever”.

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