US Puts Sanctions on North Korean Leaders

For the first time in history the United States has blacklisted Kim Jong-un and other North Korean leaders for their human rights abuses. Ambassador Power remarked on the sanctions, “These efforts send a clear message–not just to the senior leaders, but also prison camp managers and guards, censors, secret police, interrogators, and persecutors of defectors–the world is documenting your abuses, and they will not be forgotten.”

Read the US Department of State report here.

CNN reports on the sanctions.

USA Today reports on the sanctions.