OFAC designates two more North Korean officials

The Treasury Department's latest step follows a decision by the United Nations Security Council last Friday to impose new stronger sanctions on North Korea to halt its ability to raise illicit funds.

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added two North Korean officials to its list blacklist on Tuesday for their involvement with the DPRK's ballistic missile programs. Trump has provoked North Korea in the past by making fun of leader Kim Jong-un, calling him "short and fat" and nicknaming him "Rocket Man".

"He said the offensive should be launched in the party cells, the bases educating the party members and other working people and training them into revolutionaries and the lowest revolutionary posts defending Korean-style socialism", the North's official Korean Central News Agency said in its English edition.

Former air force general Ri Pyong Chol is also reportedly a key figure in North Korea's missile programs.

In a statement published on Sunday by the state-run KCNA news agency, the North Korean foreign ministry denounced the new United Nations sanctions as "an act of war".

PM Modi lauds CM Adityanath for breaking 'Noida jinx' post his visit
The PM inaugurated a section of the Magenta Line and even took a ride in the new driverless Metro around 1 pm. It is an achievement to have prime minister in the state, Adityanath said as he welcomed Modi.

Last month the nuclear-armed country reached a significant milestone in the development of its growing arsenal when it tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that United States officials said appeared capable of reaching NY or Washington.

Both men are regularly photographed alongside North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at missile launches.

The acquisition of those engines may have been accompanied by a North Korea focus on Ukraine, and alleged attempts to steal missile secrets from a Ukrainian facility. The resolution put a cap on the country's crude oil imports and limits imports of refined oil products.

On Monday, Pyongyang, which sees joint war games between the United States and South Korea as preparations for invasion, raised the stakes in its stand-off with the United States and its allies by firing an intermediate-range missile over Japan.

All North Korean nationals working overseas made to return home within 24 months, restricting a vital source of foreign currency.

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