WASHINGTON President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Wednesday imposing "robust new sanctions" on North Korea after its Jan. 6 nuclear test and Feb. 7 rocket launch that used ballistic missile technology, the White House said.
"These actions are consistent with our longstanding commitment to apply sustained pressure on the North Korean regime," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.
"The U.S. and the global community will not tolerate North Korea’s illicit nuclear and ballistic missile activities, and we will continue to impose costs on North Korea until it comes into compliance with its international obligations."
(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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Updated Date: Mar 17, 2016 02:01:56 IST