U.S. President Barack Obama signed a decree on new sanctions against North Korea. This decision is connected with nuclear tests which Pyongyang has conducted 6 January, and the launch of a ballistic missile on 7 February, said in a statement on the White house website.
“These actions are consistent with our long-standing commitment of providing pressure on the DPRK regime,” said White house press Secretary Josh Ernest. He noted that “the United States and the international community will not tolerate the illegal actions of North Korea”.
“We will continue to impose measures on North Korea, until it begins to meet its international obligations,” said Ernest. The press Secretary said that Obama’s decree will give US the ability to perform resolution of the UN security Council, which in early March imposed the toughest in 20 years of sanctions against the DPRK.