United States Senator Ben Sasse, the Chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, praised the Administration’s decision to target eight North Korean banks and dozens of bank representatives working in China, Russia, Libya, and the United Arab Emirates. 

“These sanctions turn the screw on those bankrolling Kim Jong-un’s nuclear ambitions from the shadows. The decision to further isolate Pyongyang’s dictatorship is not just a display of American economic strength but also a clear warning to anyone thinking of doing business with this despot.”

Additional Background: 

Since May, Senator Sasse, the Chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, has worked to highlight the utility of secondary sanctions against China to force additional pressure on North Korea.