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July 2016: North Korea Reacts to Sanctions by Closing Last Diplomatic Channel

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North Korea Reacts to Sanctions by Closing Last Diplomatic Channel
Image of Kim Jong-un
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
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