US sanctions on North Korea to remain until complete denuclearisation attained

North Korea Flag and MissilesAt yesterday’s summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a joint statement was signed to reach (inter alia) the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”.

In a press conference following the summit, President Trump stated that “[i]n the meantime, the [US] sanctions will remain in effect”, and that they “will come off when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor”.

However, China’s Foreign Ministry has stated that the international community ought to consider lifting UN sanctions on North Korea given the “efforts of current diplomatic talks towards denuclearising the Korean peninsula”.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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