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News Wrap: New U.S. sanctions crack down on North Korean illegal trade


JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day's other news: TheTrump administration announced its toughest

sanctions yet on North Korea, in its latesteffort to crack down on the country's illegal

maritime trade.

These target one individual, 27 entities and28 vessels that the U.S. says North Korea

is using to evade international law.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saidthe economic sanctions will have a serious

impact.

STEVEN MNUCHIN, U.S. Treasury Secretary: Ouractions are part of the ongoing maximum economic

pressure campaign to cut off sources of revenuethat this regime derives from U.S. and U.N.

prohibitive trade to fund its nuclear andballistic missile programs.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Mnuchin said the U.S. has imposedmore than 450 sanctions against North Korea,

half of them in the past year alone.

President Trump said today that the fate ofhis son-in-law Jared Kushner's security clearance

is in the hands of his chief of staff, JohnKelly, and he said he has no doubt that he

will make the right choice.

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