U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, the Chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, issued the following statement, praising the Administration’s new executive order to target North Korea’s trading partners. 

“The United States is an economic and military superpower and trade is an effective weapon. Kim Jong-un must understand that there are consequences to threatening the American people and our allies. These new sanctions are aimed squarely at North Korea’s despot but also remind China that it has a strong interest in preventing a nuclear arms race in Asia.”

Additional Background:  

Earlier this month, Senator Sasse strongly condemned any U.S. exit from our trade deal with our ally South Korea.

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.