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Obama extends U.S. sanctions against Pyongyang

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday he has extended U.S. sanctions on North Korea under two domestic laws for another year, citing the continued threat of nuclear proliferation by the communist state. Last June, Obama extended for one year the restrictions on commerce with North Korea under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act; an overall arms embargo; and sea, air and land cargo inspections on Pyongyang for its nuclear test in the previous month, the second of its kind after one in 2006. The laws restricting property dealings with North Korea were set to expire on June 25 if Obama didn’t publish a notice in the Federal Register and transmit it to Congress. [Yonhap]

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