* Date : 2019-03-12
in South Korea, following the breakdown of the Hanoi summit
The issue of North Korea sanctions and the U.S. military presence in South Korea have emerged as key sticking points in negotiations between Pyeongyang and Washington. A raft of sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council between 2016 and 2017 have severely weakened North Korea's economy through the ban on coal, minerals, foreign guest workers and etc. This has prompted North Korea to request a partial relief of these sanctions to the U.S. during the Hanoi summit in February 28. Also, South Korea and the U.S. made headlines recently after scaling down and canceling their joint annual military exercises including Key Resolve, Foal Eagle and Ulchi-Freedom Guardian. President Trump took to Twitter and said the drills were being downsized to save costs, as well as to reduce tensions with North Korea. In this week's edition of "Foreign Correspondents", we sit down with our panel of journalists to delve deeper into the questions surrounding North Korea sanctions, and the future of the U.S. military presence on the Korean Peninsula.
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