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The Trump administration just cranked up pressure on North Korea

26 September, 2017, 23:24 | Author: Jeff Stephens
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"This further advances our strategy to fully isolate North Korea in order to achieve our broader objectives of a peaceful and denuclearized Korean peninsula", US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

Ri referred to Trump's tweet Saturday that said: "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!"

Tuesday's announcement compounded economic sanctions which the United Nations unanimously imposed on North Korea after it carried out its latest nuclear weapons test early this month.

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South Korean lawmaker Lee Cheol-uoo, briefed by the country's spy agency, said North Korea was bolstering its defences by moving aircraft to its east coast and taking other measures after the flight of the United States bombers.

The measure targets eight North Korean banks and 26 people "linked to North Korean financial networks", the Treasury said.

US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew in worldwide airspace off North Korea's eastern coast in the latest show of force against the isolated country.

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South Korean stocks opened lower Monday as North Korea risks continued to weigh on the main index.

He was speaking at a event to mark an Oct 4, 2007, summit declaration promoting goodwill signed between then-South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun and his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un's father.

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Trump and the North Korean regime have exchanged fiery rhetoric in recent days as tensions escalate.



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