February 23, 2018 / 3:44 PM / a month ago

U.S. targets shipping companies, vessels in new North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States targeted North Korea in a new wave of sanctions on Friday directed at one person, 27 companies and 28 vessels, according to a statement on the U.S. Treasury Department’s website.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida as he heads to the Marine One helicopter to depart the White House on his way to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, U.S., February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the new measures, which are designed to disrupt North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels and to further isolate Pyongyang.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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