U.S. Designates Six N. Koreans Over WMD, Ballistic Missile Programs

U.S. Designates Six N. Koreans Over WMD, Ballistic Missile Programs

Andrew H. Sweet

The Department of Treasury said it is designating five North Korean individuals -- one based in Russia and four in China -- for illegally procuring materials for the North's WMD and ballistic missile programs.

The Department of State also designated an additional North Korean individual based in Russia for a similar reason.

State department spokesperson Ned Price said on Tuesday that the U.S. has many tools to hold North Korea accountable for its actions and that it will continue to call on those tools.

North Korea has boycotted denuclearization negotiations since late 2019. Price on Tuesday said the North has also ignored U.S. overtures since the Biden administration took office on January 20, 2021.

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