Trump announces ‘largest-ever’ sanctions on North Korea
Friday - 23/02/2018 13:52
The Trump administration has launched new sanctions against 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses in a bid to ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program – the largest round of sanctions yet.
“Today I am announcing that we are launching the largest-ever set of new sanctions on the North Korean regime,” Trump said.
The restrictions are yet another attempt to put pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests as US brushes off the idea of negotiations. North Korea last year conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test despite UN Security Council resolutions. The sanctions are directed at one person, 27 companies, and 28 vessels, according to a statement on the US Treasury Department’s website.