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Shutting down North Korea’s illegal shipping

North Korean ships are desperately trying to avoid sanctions. The U.S. and its allies and partners are stopping illegal shipping in its tracks.
Child lying in bed with oxygen mask over face (© Mohammed Karkas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Partners pledge day of reckoning for chemical attacks in Syria

The Assad regime in Syria is suspected of several chemical attacks against rebels and civilians. Thirty nations are partnering to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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U.S. imposes largest sanctions ever against North Korea

The Trump administration leveled the strongest economic sanctions yet against the North Korean regime. The action hit one person and more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and businesses.
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Pence: U.S. will intensify sanctions on North Korea

Vice President Pence says the U.S. will impose the toughest sanctions ever to force North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
Illustration of a woman on an airplane spotting a missile cruising past her window (State Dept./D. Thompson)

North Korea’s actions threaten civil aviation

The regime of Kim Jong-un in North Korea has tested missiles in the same airspace where commercial planes fly, putting thousands of people at risk.
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New sanctions target corrupt actors, rights abusers

President Trump's new sanctions — the first related to the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act — target human rights abusers worldwide.
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U.S. designates North Korea ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

President Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on November 20. The U.S. will levy the largest sanctions ever against North Korea.
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President Trump: ‘Now is the time for strength’

President Donald J. Trump had sharp words for North Korea during a speech in South Korea on November 7: "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us."
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U.S. announces new sanctions on North Korea

Additional sanctions ban companies and financial institutions from doing business with the U.S. if they trade with North Korea.