The US government has against three more members of the leadership North Korea’s sanctions, including censorship and human rights violations. According to a statement by the US Treasury Department, the people had enforced the brutal state-mandated censorship and violated human rights. The goal is to control and oppress their own population.
A US State Department spokesman said North Korea’s human rights abuses continued to be „the worst in the world.“ The violations listed include executions without trial, torture, forced labor, rapes, and forced abortions.
The newly sanctioned persons are therefore institutions in government and workers‘ party, which already anyway Subject to sanctions .
Affected are the Minister of State Security, Jong Kyong Thaek, the director of the Labor Party’s Propaganda and Agitation Department, Pak Kwang Ho, and the director of the Organization and Steering Department, Choe Ryong Hae. The sanctions block possible accounts and other assets of the three members of the government. In addition, US citizens and US companies are prohibited from doing any transactions with them.
The The US and the UN Security Council have imposed far-reaching sanctions on North Korea over the North Korean nuclear weapons and missile program. The country continues to test rockets and violates UN resolutions.
At a historic summit meeting with US President Donald Trump in early June, the North Korean leader Kim had agreed to make his country nuclear-free.
However, a timetable was not mentioned. Critics described the agreements as too vague .
In November, the North Korean regime also announced its intention to resume nuclear weapons development should the US not lift its economic sanctions against the country.