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11/30/2023, 10:21 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US slaps sanctions on N. Korea's int'l agents, cyber group

The United States Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced on Thursday in a statement that it is imposing fresh sanctions on more entities and individuals from North Korea.

Eight foreign-based North Korean agents "that facilitate sanctions evasion, including revenue generation and missile-related technology procurement that support the DPRK’s [North |Korea's] weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs," were added to the list. Meanwhile, a cyber espionage group, going by the name Kimsuky, was also sanctioned for collecting intelligence that supports Pyongyang's "strategic objectives."

The new sanctions were implemented due to North Korea's military reconnaissance satellite launch, that took place on November 21.

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