This undated photo shows a DPRK flag flying on a mast at the Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Geneva. (PHOTO / VCG)
WASHINGTON — The US Department of the Treasury on Monday announced sanctions against three senior officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The sanctions freeze any US assets the designated officials may have
In a statement, the department said the sanctions are in conjunction with a State Department report on the DPRK.
The sanctions freeze any US assets the designated officials may have and make it illegal for any US entity to conduct financial transactions with them.
Monday's move is the latest among a series of sanctions imposed by the United States on the DPRK-related entities and individuals as efforts are being made towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Pyongyang has repeatedly criticized the continued sanctions imposed by Washington, calling them actions of "deepening our mistrust."
HONG KONG NEWS