TE24 International Desk:
SEOUL – The United States is stepping up sanctions it may impose on North Korea, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Reuters on Monday, saying North Korea’s nuclear tests are considered highly provocative. has been added.
There are growing concerns that North Korea may be preparing for its first nuclear weapons test since 2017 after conducting a record number of missile tests this year, including the largest ICBM.
Yellen declined to elaborate on further sanctions Washington might impose on North Korea, but said there were options.
The U.S. Treasury typically does not discuss sanctions it might impose before an announcement, Yellen said in an interview aboard a military plane en route to the South Korean capital, Seoul.
However, other potential sanctions are available to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, and such measures could be discussed during a meeting with South Korean officials in Seoul on Tuesday. He said he was extremely sexual.
He said Washington would view the nuclear test as very provocative. Yellen said she will meet with South Korean President Yoon Seok-yul, Vice Prime Minister Choo Kyung-ho and other senior officials as she wraps up her first trip as secretary to the Indo-Pacific region.
He went to Bali, Indonesia after a visit to Japan last week to meet finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies.