The head of the South Korean delegation Chung Eui-yong and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, March 5, 2018. © AFP

The United States claimed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother was allegedly murdered with the neurotoxic agent VX. Against this background, they have also just decreed new sanctions against North Korea.

While accusing Pyongyang of involvement in the assassination of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother in 2017 in Malaysia, the United States imposed new sanctions against North Korea.

“Washington has determined February 22, 2018 that this substance was used by the North Korean government to assassinate Kim Jong-Nam,” said Heather Nauert, spokesman for US diplomacy, Tuesday, March 6, quoted by Reuters.

This came as the South Korean president said his country was not planning to cut sanctions on its northern neighbor until the meeting of the two Koreas’ leaders was held.

That being said, it must be remembered that the rapprochement between the two Koreas continues to worry the US government, which recently warned Seoul of any effort to improve relations with its northern neighbor. It is, however, more than a mere concern, it is downright mistrust on the part of the United States, as this relationship may be detrimental to its military alliance with South Korea.

For the record, the South Korean President welcomed the invitation of his North Korean counterpart for an official visit to Pyongyang, and welcomed the sending of the North Korean delegation to the Olympic Games, the report said.


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