Vice President Mike Pence is set to unveil the Trump administration’s newest sanctions against North Korea as he travels to the region ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, saying the crippling resolutions were the “toughest and most aggressive” policies ever levied against Kim Jong Un.
Pence announced the revised guidelines earlier Wednesday while speaking alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, adding the US and its allies were prepared to ratchet up the pressure against the Hermit Kingdom until Kim’s regime completely “abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.”
“The United States of America will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever — and we will continue to isolate North Korea until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs once and for all,” Pence said.
Traveling alongside Pence is the father of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year old college student who died after being “severely tortured” by Kim’s communist regime.
While the specifics of the sanctions remain unclear, US officials said the new policies will be unveiled before the conclusion of the Olympic Games.
Read the full story at Fox News.