New Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea by US

  • U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law a piece of legislation passed by Congress imposing new sanctions against North Korea.
  • The sanctions were imposed after North Korea tested a nuclear device on January 6 and launched a satellite on February 7 using ballistic missile technology.
  • New unilateral sanctions by the U.S seek to sharpen and expand the scope of existing sanctions against the North.But with its neighbour and closest ally China opposed to it, the efficacy of the move remains ambiguous.