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Sanctions and dipomacy critical to denuclearizing North Korea: U.S. nominee
Updated: 2021-06-16 10:20:57 KST
The nominee for U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs has pledged to strictly enforce sanctions on North Koreawhile seeking to engage the regime for denuclearization.
During his confirmation hearing Tuesday, Daniel Kritenbrink said Washington will work with its allies to address the North's threats through diplomacy and deterrence.
He noted that, if confirmed, he would learn more about the BRINK Act that seeks to cut North Korea out of the international banking system.
However, he added that enforcing sanctions is important to the denuclearization goals the U.S. has.
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