Vice President Pence says the U.S. will impose the toughest sanctions ever to force North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
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.
President Trump's new sanctions — the first related to the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act — target human rights abusers worldwide.
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.
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."
Additional sanctions ban companies and financial institutions from doing business with the U.S. if they trade with North Korea.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits London as international leaders ratcheted up pressure on North Korea and sought peace in Libya.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to add sanctions against North Korea in response to its continued nuclear weapons program.
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.
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