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22nd November 2017 - Quoted by Donna Borak - CNN Money

Trump administration slaps more sanctions on North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

he Trump administration intensified pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to disband his nuclear weapons program by imposing another round of sanctions -- this time, on one Chinese businessman and several North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels.

21st November 2017 - Citado por Agence France Presse

China quiere paz, no guerra con Corea del Norte

Anthony Ruggiero

China pidió el martes diálogo para resolver la cuestión nuclear norcoreana, después de que en la víspera Estados Unidos volviera a integrar a Corea del Norte en la lista de los "Estados que apoyan al terrorismo".

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Jesse Johnson - The Japan Times

U.S. relisting of North Korea as state sponsor of terror seen as symbolic step with limited impact

Anthony Ruggiero

The decision by the United States to relist North Korea’s “murderous regime” as a state sponsor of terrorism hands Washington and Tokyo a symbolic victory, but will do little to solve the nuclear crisis roiling the Korean Peninsula, experts say.

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Dan Merica, Jeremy Diamond and Zachary Cohen - CNN

Trump names North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

Anthony Ruggiero

President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Joel Schectman and David Brunnstrom - Reuters

U.S. sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations

Anthony Ruggiero

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade of commodities like coal.

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Leandra Bernstein - Sinclair Broadcasting Group

‘Maximum pressure’: Trump sanctions North Korea, China after state visit

Anthony Ruggiero

President Donald Trump ratcheted up his administration's "maximum pressure campaign" this week by re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism and imposing new economic sanctions on four Chinese shipping companies and over a dozen North Korean entities and shipping vessels. The...

20th November 2017 - Quoted by Don Weinland - The Financial Times

Hong Kong keeps North Korea ties despite pressure

Anthony Ruggiero

20th November 2017 - Quoted by Hamish Macdonald - NK News

U.S. designates North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism

Anthony Ruggiero

The U.S. has re-designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism (SSOT), President Donald Trump announced on camera at a cabinet meeting on Monday. Trump added that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will announce further financial measures against North Korea on Tuesday, accompanying...

18th November 2017 - Fox News

Journal Editorial Report

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May discusses President Trump's Asia trip on Fox News' Journal Editorial Report.

18th November 2017 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Chinese envoy in North Korea with Eric Shawn on Fox News.

15th November 2017 - CBS News

CBS News

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD's Anthony Ruggiero joins CBS News to discuss President Trump's speech following his trip to Asia.

7th November 2017 - Quoted by Rachel Oswald - CQ

Mandatory Sanctions Targeting Chinese Banks Advance in Senate

Anthony Ruggiero

Bipartisan sanctions legislation intended to end the Trump administration’s discretion in choosing which Chinese banks to blacklist for doing business with North Korea advanced in the Senate Tuesday with a unanimous 23-0 vote of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

7th November 2017 - Quoted by Ian Talley - The Wall Street Journal

Senate Panel Advances Bill to Sanction Banks Dealing With North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

Chinese banks risk steep penalties for aiding North Korea, under new legislation that sailed through the Senate banking committee Tuesday.

6th November 2017 - FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance Policy Brief

Wakeup Call for Chinese Banks on North Korea Sanctions

Anthony Ruggiero

The Treasury Department on Thursday issued an advisory on North Korea’s use of the international financial system to evade U.S. and UN sanctions. The advisory sent an unmistakable message to senior compliance officers in Chinese banks: Treasury knows you are violating North Korea sanctions...

6th November 2017 - Quoted by Samuel Rubenfeld - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Puts Banks on Notice With ‘Recipe Book’ on North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

The U.S. Treasury Department wants banks to help it prevent North Korea from evading sanctions, providing a guide to how Pyongyang uses front companies, money laundering and other financial crime to make money.

6th November 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD's Anthony Ruggiero discusses President Trump's visit to Asia on The John Batchelor Show.

5th November 2017 - Fox News

Trump should confront China on North Korean nukes during his Asia trip

Anthony Ruggiero

When President Trump visits Beijing on his Asian trip now in progress, China is expected to roll out the red carpet. But Chinese leaders are spooked. President Trump is the first American president to sanction a Chinese bank for helping North Korea evade U.S. and United Nations economic...

21st October 2017 - Quoted by Zhenhua Lu - South China Morning Post

Will Trump’s Beijing visit bring new sanctions against Chinese banks in US?

Anthony Ruggiero

The US could pressure China to fully implement UN sanctions against North Korea by blocking more Chinese banks and companies doing business in America during Donald Trump’s upcoming Beijing visit, analysts say.

19th October 2017 - Quoted by Deb Richmann - Associated Press

CIA head: NKorea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities.

12th October 2017 - Quoted by Adam Taylor - Straits Times

What the US is actually getting right on the North Korean issue

Anthony Ruggiero

It's tempting to give into doom and gloom when we think of North Korea policy. The rapid advances in Pyongyang's weapons technology, coupled with its provocative propaganda about the supposedly impending devastation of America, are enough to make many lose hope for any solution to the...

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