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Take part: US places new sanctions on North Korea

12 January 2018

A report in South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo alleged that American reconnaissance satellites had spotted around 30 cases of illegal oil trades by sea between China and North Korea since October.

New sanctions have been placed on two people within the North Korean government and that is according to the announcement made by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

"Treasury is targeting leaders of North Korea's ballistic missile programs, as part of our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the DPRK and achieve a fully denuclearized Korean Peninsula", Mnuchin said in a statement.

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North Korea test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile named Hwasong-15 last month, and declared that it had successfully realized the historic cause of completing the state's nuclear force.

We did not get upset with Israel, Pakistan and India for joining the nuclear club, but we get in a dither about North Korea and about Iran's nuclear program.

Despite Bossert's warning, the State Department has said it is moving forward in the hopes of doing just that and eventually convincing Kim to come to the table for denuclearization talks.

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The United States has said that all options, including military ones, are on the table in dealing with North Korea.

North Korea warned Sunday that a new round of UN sanctions against it are "an act of war", saying the USA and other nations that supported the strict measures will pay a heavy price.

The UN security council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday in response to ballistic missile tests.

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Kim Jong Un's regime hailed all the nuclear and missile tests conducted in 2017, declaring the communist state an "invincible" and "responsible" nuclear power. Channel A, citing an unnamed South Korean military source, says anthrax antibodies were detected in the soldier, suggesting Pyongyang could be ramping up its biological weapon capabilities, UPI reports.

South Korea's military is working on an anthrax vaccine, but according to Defense Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo one will only be developed by the end of 2019. North Korea declared the United Nations steps to be an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade.

Meanwhile, North Korea missile developers have been hit by United States sanctions.

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KCNA's report, titled "No Force Can Prevail over Independence and Justice", criticized US Donald Trump's administration and the worldwide community for its focus and sanction policy on the regime during 2017.

Take part: US places new sanctions on North Korea