August 19, 2019 02:46 PM RSS

Trump Administration Flip Flops On North Korean Sanctions

  • Wall Street Rebel | James DiGeorgia
  • 03/22/2019 5:15 PM
Trump Administration Flip Flops On North Korean Sanctions

President Trump love affair with the despotic dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un is going too far.  The president continues despite growing photographic, and intelligence evidence that shows the short fat murdering little dictator is ramping up multiple rockets and nuclear testing facilities.  This contradicts an understanding that Trump believes he has with the North Korean dictator.

 

By James DiGeorgia

The U.S. Treasury Department announced new sanctions little more than 24 hours and has already been ordered to roll them back by President Donald Trump.

The outright reversal of additional large scale Sanctions on North Korea was announced by President Trump on Twitter shows the disorder and chaos within the Trump administration. Michael London of the World Opportunity Investor said of the decision

“President Trump’s Administration is in chaos, and it's becoming a serious national security threat. Reversing decisions being made just hours earlier by the president’s officials shows theirs no communication, no coordination, and no strategy. Doing it on Twitter demonstrates the President isn’t unorthodox but as George Conway suggested this week – The President may be mentally unfit to serve as President. ”

Adding validity of the many political and even mental health analysts and professionals President Trump appeared to confuse the day that the new North Korean sanctions were announced, saying the move occurred on Friday rather than on Thursday.

The newly imposed sanctions by the Treasury Department were on two specific Chinese shipping companies that U.S. officials believe have been helping North Korea evade the international sanctions regime put in place by both the Obama and Trump administrations in the last three-plus years. These new sanctions were the first that the Treasury Department had imposed since late last year, and were put in place less than 30 days from the failed summit meeting between Mr. Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, collapsed in Hanoi, Vietnam, without a deal or for that matter any progress.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of the decision to reverse the implementation of the additional sanctions was a favor to Mr. Kim, she said…

“President Trump likes Chairman Kim, and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,”

The reversal of the new sanctions was especially embarrassing for Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary and one of Mr. Trump’s most loyal aides, who personally signed off on the sanctions and hailed the decision in a statement accompanying them on Thursday

“The United States and our like-minded partners remain committed to achieving the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and believe that the full implementation of North Korea-related U.N. Security Council resolutions is crucial to a successful outcome.”

The New York Times reported today that

 

“Current and former Treasury Department officials were stunned by Mr. Trump’s decision on Friday. Some said they wondered if the move was planned, as a gesture to Mr. Kim. Others feared that America’s vaunted sanctions regime had been compromised.”

John E. Smith, the former director of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, who left the department last year, was quoted as saying by the New York Times...

“For an administration that continues to surprise, this is another first — the president of the United States undercutting his own sanctions agency for imposing sanctions on Chinese actors supporting North Korea. It’s a win for North Korea and China and a loss for U.S. credibility.”

One can only wonder what President Trump will do if the murderous dictator restarts missile and nuclear tests. Grant North Korea favored nation status or perhaps invited the brutal regime to join NATO?



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