The United States expanded sanctions against the DPRK
Under them were the Deputy head of the Working party of the Department of military industry, Kim Chong-Sik, as well as the first Vice Chairman of the Department at the Central Committee Ri Pyong Cho.
WASHINGTON, 26 Dec — RIA Novosti. The United States expanded sanctions against the DPRK to include two North Korean officials, according to the website of the Ministry of Finance.
In the sanctions list included the Deputy head of the Working party of the Department of military industry of the DPRK Kim Jong-Sik (KIM, Jong Sik) and the first Vice-Chairman of the Department of the Labour party at the Central Committee of the DPRK Ri Pyong Cho (RI, Pyong Cho).
North Korea in recent years busy developing Intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads for their equipment, citing the threat posed by the United States. The last missile test “And 15”, which supposedly can hit target at a distance of 13 thousand kilometers, the DPRK held on November 29. Pyongyang said that now he had the opportunity to deliver nuclear strikes throughout the United States.
The American leader has repeatedly declared its readiness to take action against North Korea, which despite the pressure from the international community, continues to develop its missile and nuclear programs. So, during a speech at the UN, trump threatened to completely destroy North Korea, if that will threaten the United States.
In addition, over the past few months, the United States significantly increased the sanctions pressure on North Korea. Only under the administration trump the United States made the list of sanctions on North Korea more than 70 people and companies.
Sanctions against the DPRK has also expanded in the UN security Council.