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

  • World
  • 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.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In World

Illegal English Premier League football streaming gang jailed
Senior US lawmaker wants change from Turkey before F-16 sale approval
Beware of beige flags, the latest turn-off on dating app profiles
U.S. stocks close mixed as debt ceiling deal goes to Congress
AI poses ‘extinction’ risk, say experts
5 people could be missing after building collapse in U.S. Iowa
North Korea says satellite launch suffered malfunction
Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 30
U.S. agricultural futures fall
U.S. dollar softens as traders await debt ceiling vote

Others Also Read