US blacklist targets N Korea leader Kim Jong Un's No. 2

By REUTERS
March 3, 2016 08:36

 
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SEOUL - The United States blacklisted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's right-hand man on Thursday, after UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose harsh new sanctions on the isolated state over its nuclear weapons program.

Hwang Pyong So, vice chairman of the North's powerful National Defence Commission headed by Kim, was one of several officials added to a list of Specially Designated Nationals by the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Hwang, who holds the rank of Vice-Marshal in the North Korean army, heads its General Political Bureau, often seen as the most powerful position in the military after Kim, who is the supreme commander.

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