The United States will reportedly set forth the “largest ever” sanctions to be placed on North Korea.
The move, announced by President Donald Trump , will target more than 50 ships and maritime transport companies in North Korea and also the kind in China and Taiwan.
US administration claimed the tough measure aims to squeeze North further by cutting off sources of revenue and fuel for its unabated nuclear programme and clamping down on its evasion of existing restraints.
North is already under a wide range of international and US sanctions over its nuclear programme and missile tests.
US is particularly irate after its tests of a nuclear weapon and long-range ballistic missile capable of reaching the US.
It has been building sanctions against the regime since 2008 and the latest will top the ones announced in Nov that targeted Korean shipping operations as well as Chinese companies trading with Pyongyang.