US sanctions Russian and Chinese firms for supporting N. Korea

WASHINGTON - The United States imposed sanctions on two firms, one in Russia and one in China, on Thursday for supporting North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
The new sanctions target Russian-based Volasys Silver Star and China-based Yanbian Silverstar Network Technology Co, the US Treasury Department said on its website.A North Korean national, Song Hwa Jong, was also sanctioned, it said.
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