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US President Donald Trump on Friday reversed North Korea-related sanctions announced by the US Treasury just a day earlier and the White House said he was doing so because he "likes" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and did not consider them necessary.
"It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large-scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea," Trump tweeted from his Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago. "I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!"
There were no new US sanctions on North Korea announced on Friday and Trump was apparently referring to the US.Treasury's blacklisting on Thursday of two Chinese shipping companies that it said helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons program.
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