U.S. says sanctions on North Korean leaders may have global implications for some

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  • Thursday, 07 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to sanction North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, puts a global spotlight for the first time on many of the individuals and could have "global financial implications" for them, the State Department said on Wednesday.

Kim and 10 other individuals and five government ministries and departments were sanctioned on Wednesday by the U.S. Treasury Department for "notorious" human rights abuses.

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