Attention is drawn to the fact that the sanctions were announced by US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, stating that the United States is taking measures "in connection with the suppression of freedom of speech in the DPRK, and in opposition to state censorship."
The DPRK noted that this is a frankly hostile measure by the United States, especially against the backdrop of the agreements reached. Pyongyang recalled that the obligations under the agreements of the DPRK are gradually fulfilled (as an example, the destruction of test sites for nuclear weapons, the elimination of additional posts near the borders with South Korea), and the United States at this time not only does not go to the positive relations of relations, but also strive to brandish the “sanction sword” again.
In fact, the actions of the United States demonstrate that it is absolutely pointless to negotiate with this country. Washington either does not execute any agreements initially, or refuses to execute them unilaterally, finding artificial motives. The North Korean case is no exception. As an example - the US exit from the INF. Moreover, the United States announced Russia as the culprit in this situation, although it had previously invested funds in its own budget that would be used to develop and deploy medium-range missiles.