WASHINGTON DC – The United States government on Tuesday announced sanctions against two workers at North Korean airline Air Koryo for helping transport goods from China to North Korea.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement, the US Treasury and State Departments announced the action in separate statements, including the actions of two North Korean government agencies involved in “arms trafficking and the nuclear and missile program ballistics” on individuals. There was an allegation of transportation of goods on behalf of
The US-sanctioned Ri Sok and Yan Xiong are both “representatives” of the North Korean state airline, and are accused of aiding in the transportation of goods on behalf of the Ministry of Rocket Industry and the General Reconnaissance Office, government agencies. The US has already approved.
The US Treasury says the two men helped transport goods from China to North Korea.
North Korea’s weapons programs are “a clear violation of several UN Security Council resolutions,” Price said.
The US for the second time selected Tornado Cash, a cryptocurrency mixing service, to help fund more than $455 million allegedly stolen by a North Korean government entity.
North Korea imposed sanctions on Saturday after launching four short-range ballistic missiles in the Yellow Sea in a provocation with joint air exercises by South Korea and the United States.
With repeated North Korean weapons tests, allied maneuvers and the possibility that, as satellites indicate, Kim Jong-un’s regime prepares for its first nuclear test since 2017, tensions on the peninsula have reached unprecedented heights. Used to be.
North Korea has recently tested several short-range ballistic missiles, military tests that have escalated tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the region.