Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been escalating ever since Donald Trump took office. Despite warnings from Trump, North Korea has continued developing weapons of mass destruction and violating international law.
Now, Trump is firing back in a big way…
Conservative Tribune reported that Trump’s U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control just imposed financial sanctions on one North Korean company and 11 North Korean individuals.
“Today’s sanctions are aimed at disrupting the networks and methods that the government of North Korea employs to fund its unlawful nuclear, ballistic missile, and proliferation programs,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “I urge our partners and allies to take similar measures to cut off its funding.”
The Treasury Department named in the sanctions announcement were “working as agents of the regime in Russia, China, Vietnam, and Cuba to provide financial support or procurement services” for WMDs.
These sanctions show that Trump is not messing around about subduing North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un, whose behavior has grown increasingly more rash in the past few months. This came days after the Communist dictator threatened to go to war over comments made by Sen. John McCain in which he had referred to Kim as a “crazy fat kid.”
The Pyongyang government released a statement saying this was an affront to the young leader’s “dignity” and “tantamount to a declaration of war.”
“(T)he revolutionary forces of the DPRK with its nuclear force for self-defense as its pivot will fulfill its sacred mission of devotedly defending its supreme leadership representing the destiny and life of its people by dealing a merciless sledge-hammer blow at those daring to hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership like a puppy knowing no fear of the tiger,” it added.
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