Trump warns of 'very rough' sanctions on NKorea

Trump: If North Korea Sanctions Don't Work, We Go to 'Phase 2'

"We imposed today the heaviest sanctions ever imposed on a country before", Trump said at the close of a wide-ranging address to a conservative political conference.

"He said the Treasury Department soon would be taking action to further cut off sources of revenue and fuel that North Korea uses to fund its nuclear program and sustain its military".

US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin has revealed he outlined the new sanctions to Mr Turnbull a day before he announced them.

The announcement came as Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter and adviser, arrived in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Along with global companies such as Shandong, China-based Weihai World-Shipping Freight and Shanghai, China-based Shangahi Dongfeng Shipping Co. Ltd.

In an advisory, the Treasury Department, the US State Department and the US Coast Guard, have also warned the public of significant sanctions they could face if they help to enable any shipments of goods to and from North Korea. "But hopefully the sanctions will work", said Trump.

Another key element of the Trump administration's strategy for confronting North Korea is building a more comprehensive regime of worldwide sanctions.

The new sanctions designate 28 ships and 27 entities located, registered or flagged in North Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Panama, and the Comoros.

Mnuchin stressed that the Treasury Department did produce unclassified and classified reports related to the sanctions, as required under the 2017 law.


Speaking hours before the new sanctions were announced, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the Trump administration had prevailed where its predecessors had failed.

The Treasury Department says the shippers are participating in a complex scheme to help North Korea dodge United Nations restrictions against imports of refined fuel and exports of coal.

North Korea announced in November it had successfully conducted a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States mainland. However, since then, western intelligence sources have reported a string of ship-to-ship transfers of fuel in global waters by sanctions-busting ships.

Despite Trump putting Russia on notice last month, there are no Russian entities on Friday's list either.

He said close cooperation between the US and South Korea is important for the talks.

"I also believe that such developments are thanks to President Trump's strong support for inter-Korean dialogue, and I would like to express my deep appreciation on this point as well", Moon said.

In December, the United Nations approved US-drafted sanctions limiting North Korea's access to refined petroleum products and crude oil, which the North Korean Foreign Ministry said amounted to an act of war.

The newest sanctions hope to balk North Korea's ability to conduct "evasive" maritime activities and are the newest piece of the ongoing maximum economic pressure campaign from the Trump administration.

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