July 2016: North Korea Reacts to Sanctions by Closing Last Diplomatic Channel
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.
1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
- North Korea Reacts to Sanctions by Closing Last Diplomatic Channel
- On Wednesday July 6, 2016, the United States imposes sanctions on North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and other top officials for human rights abuses and repression. In retaliation, North Korea decides to cut off the last and final communication channel with the United States. Although no official diplomatic ties exist, the two countries often communicate through United Nation missions in New York; moving forward, North Korea states that all further issues with the United States will be handled under wartime law. This includes the two American prisoners who are currently serving terms of hard labor in North Korea.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Wong Maye-E