June 03, 2020

U.S. presents punishing new North Korea sanctions package to UN
New measures include mandatory cargo inspection, jet fuel, small arms and luxury goods

Update: This story originally said that a comprehensive arms trade embargo would close a loophole that has allowed North Korea to import "light arms, conventional weapons and ammunition," as opposed to "small arms, light weapons, and ammunition." We regret the error.

The U.S. presented a punishing new sanctions package to the UN Security Council on Thursday, responding to North Korea's fourth nuclear test and February rocket launch, events which violated four sets of international sanctions.