US extends ban on passports for North Korea journey

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The Trump administration is extending a ban on the usage of US passports for journey to North Korea for one more yr. A State Division discover launched Monday says the ban will stay in place till August 31, 2020, until revoked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The ban was imposed in September 2017 by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and renewed in 2018. Tillerson took the bizarre measure following the demise of an American scholar, Otto Warmbier, who had been detained in North Korea.

The ban permits sure classes of Americans resembling assist employees or journalists to acquire a particular validation passport good for one journey to North Korea. The transfer comes amid stalled diplomatic efforts to restart nuclear talks between North Korea and the US.


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