US sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations for helping evade nuclear restrictions against North Korea
The United States has imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations for helping evade nuclear restrictions against North Korea and supporting the country through trade of commodities like coal.
Announcing the sanctions, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin yesterday said, this designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons, and supports US’s maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.
The latest sanctions included blacklisting three Chinese companies, which the Treasury Department said had done combined trade of more than 750 million US dollars with North Korea over almost five years until August. It said they were involved in trade of coal, iron ore, lead, zinc and silver ore, lead metal and ferrous products as well as notebook computers.
The new sanctions also hit several North Korean companies that send workers to countries such as Russia, Poland, Cambodia and China. US authorities said they were seeking to cut off the money North Korea makes from the export of labor.
The move came a day after President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism.