US hits North Korean official and Chinese firms with non-proliferation measures
The State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation last targeted a DPRK individual in 2016
The United States banned its government from doing business with a North Korean official and two Chinese companies for fear that they could be helping the DPRK’s nuclear program.
According to a Federal Register announcement released on Friday, the U.S. State Department enacted non-proliferation measures on Rim Ryong Nam, a North Korean Munitions Industry Department (MID) official living in China, and two Chinese companies.
Rim and the two companies are accused of activities that have “the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise
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