North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, right, in 2013 with a man believed to be Choe Ryong-hae, one of the officials sanctioned by the US Treasury Department on Monday. Photo: AFP

US sanctions top Kim Jong-un aides over North Korea human rights violations

  • Trump administration makes a shift from efforts to woo the North Korean regime
  • The sanctions freeze any assets the officials may have under US jurisdiction
Topic |   North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, right, in 2013 with a man believed to be Choe Ryong-hae, one of the officials sanctioned by the US Treasury Department on Monday. Photo: AFP
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