March 21, 2023

Obama imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Sanctions over alleged cyber attack primarily target arms industry, intelligence service

U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday imposing additional sanctions on North Korea.

These new sanctions are a “response to the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s numerous provocations, particularly the recent cyber-attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment and the threats against movie theaters and moviegoers,” according to a press release by the U.S. Treasury Department.