United States Targets Coal Shipments in Fresh N. Korea- associated Sanctions

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The United States enforced brand-new permissions on 6 teams as well as 4 vessels pertaining to the transportation of North Korean coal on Thursday, consisting of procedures based in China, the Treasury Department claimed on Tuesday.

“The DPRK (North Korea) continues to circumvent the U.N. prohibition on the exportation of coal, a key revenue generator that helps fund its weapons of mass destruction programs,” Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed in a declaration. “The North Korean regime often uses forced labor from prison camps in its mining industries, including coal, exploiting its own people to advance its illicit weapons programs.”

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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