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Vice President Pence and Shinzō Abe by flags (© AP Images)

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.
Barbed wire silhouette in front of a blood red sky (Shutterstock)

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.
Rex Tillerson at lectern (© AP Images)

Tillerson in London focuses on North Korea, Libya, Iran

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits London as international leaders ratcheted up pressure on North Korea and sought peace in Libya.
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U.N. approves tougher North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to add sanctions against North Korea in response to its continued nuclear weapons program.
Rex Tillerson speaking into a microphone while seated (© AP Images)

Shareable photos: U.S. officials on North Korea sanctions

Here are photos with quotes from U.S. officials on the strengthened sanctions against North Korea in response to the regime's illicit missile tests.