U.S. sanctions North Korean leader for first time over human rights abuses

  • Kim, with North Korean soldiers, makes his way to an observation post in March 2013.
  • North Korea is already subject to heavy U.S. sanctions for its past nuclear and missile activity.
  • Farm manager Kim Myong Jon is something of a national celebrity in North Korea.
  • Junior Lt. Colonel Nam Dong Ho is part of North Korea’s standing army of more than one million.
  • Kim visits an army unit in this undated photo.

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The Obama administration on Wednesday slapped sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and 10 other regime officials for their alleged complicity in human rights abuses against the North Korean people.


U.S. sanctions North Korean leader for first time over human rights abuses