Kim Jong Un’s brutal regime is in trouble. Just days after blasting North Korea in front of the UN, President Trump has signed a powerful executive order. People and organizations who do business with North Korea now risk being targeted by the U.S.
“North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world and it is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal, rogue regime,” Trump said.
“Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea’s efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind. The order enhances the Treasury Department’s authorities to target any individual or entity that conducts significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea… I want to be clear — the order targets only one country, and that country is North Korea.”
Trump’s administration is tough. Obama’s cringing version of diplomacy led to him being treated with disrespect. Jong Un wasn’t afraid of Obama; he didn’t need to be. He should, however, be terrified of Trump.
Pyongyang will be crippled if it loses access to funding. The country is facing severe sanctions from several quarters.
Jong Un is no match for Trump. If he wants North Korea to survive he should be extremely wary of provoking the U.S.