President Obama authorizes sanctions on North Korea

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WASHINGTON (NBC) – Following a “destructive and coercive” cyber attack on Sony Pictures, President Obama authorized additional sanctions on North Korea.

The new sanctions target the country’s primary intelligence organization and 10 officials with the North Korean government, the Treasury Department said.

Also, the country’s primary arms dealer and a group tied to the nation’s defense research were also sanctioned.

In a statement, the White House said the sanctions were in response to North Korea’s “ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies.”

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