In the wake of North Korea’s threats of nuclear strikes on the U.S. and Japan, President Trump has taken new action Thursday to stop the country’s “efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind,” according to the New York Post.
According to Fox News, the president signed an executive order that specifically goes after trading partners. The order aims to severely damage the regime’s revenue by targeting and sanctioning any person or company doing business with the hermit kingdom.
Trump put it quite simply, saying, “It is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal rogue regime. Foreign banks will face a clear choice. Do business with the United States, or facilitate trade with the lawless regime in North Korea.”
Banks in China also received instructions on Monday to immediately stop conducting any business with anyone in North Korea.
The document, coming down from Chinese leadership, said, “Our bank is fulfilling our international obligations and implementing United Nations sanctions against North Korea. As such, we refuse to handle any individual loans connected to North Korea.”
Trump praised the moved. Industries that provide resources like seafood, manufactured goods, and textiles to North Korea can now be targeted by the U.S. as well, according to CNN.
"Tolerance for this disgraceful practice must end now," Trump declared.
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