The American authorities have imposed sanctions against one company and 11 officials from the DPRK. On Friday, March 31, reported on the website of the Ministry of Finance of the United States.
“It was a response to the development of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” — said in a statement.
It is noted that in the sanctions list includes three representatives of the North Korean banks and corporations in Moscow. In addition, there are representatives of foreign trade organizations of the DPRK in China, Vietnam and Cuba. The Ministry said that these people are suspected of involvement in the provision of financial assistance in the development of WMD.
March 25, North Korea threatened nuclear attack if the US attempts a pre-emptive strike. In particular, Pyongyang demanded that the United States “to immediately halt targeted against the DPRK military maneuvers and take out nuclear strike means, located on the Korean Peninsula and around it.”
In mid-February, North Korea has successfully completed testing of ballistic missiles. Last year, the country has launched more than 20 missiles and conducted two nuclear tests, which violate the resolutions of the UN security Council.