U.S. to lengthen ban on residents' shuttle to North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State branch said on Thursday it had decided to prolong by way of a year its ban on U.S. citizens' commute to North Korea, citing continued considerations in regards to the risk of arrest and lengthy-time period detention of U.S. nationals there.

The North Korean flag flies backyard the nation's embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, April 30, 2018. photograph taken April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

the two countries are involved in talks meant to ease tensions between them, and U.S. President Donald Trump met with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un in June.

given that then family members have cooled and a deliberate discuss with with the aid of the excellent U.S. diplomat to North Korea became scrapped closing week as a result of Trump said inadequate growth toward denuclearization had been ma de.

The ban, which went into effect on Sept. 1, 2017, had been set to expire on Friday. It can be prolonged through Aug. 31, 2019, the State department noted in a word to be posted within the Federal Register on Friday.

Reporting by way of Makini Brice; modifying by Tim Ahmann and Susan Thomas


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