Mnuchin: Executive order ready to sanction countries trading with N. Korea

Mnuchin: Executive order ready to sanction countries trading with N. Korea
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Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOmarosa book: Trump opposed replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on bill The Hill's Morning Report: Where the Mueller probe stands Treasury releases proposed rules on major part of Trump tax law MORE says he has prepared an executive order for President Trump that would sanction nations trading with North Korea.

“If we don't get these additional sanctions at the [United Nations], as I mentioned over the weekend, I have an executive order prepared, that's ready to go to the president that will authorize to stop doing trade and put sanctions on anybody that does trade with North Korea,” Mnuchin told reporters on Wednesday.

Mnuchin described “the North Korean situation” as “not acceptable” in comments that come after Pyongyang said over the weekend that it successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb that can be placed on an intercontinental ballistic missile. 

“It's very clear that the focus right now is at the U.N., putting additional sanctions,” Mnuchin said.

United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyUN human rights chief: Trump’s anti-press rhetoric is ‘very close to incitement to violence’ Who guards the guardians? On The Money: Economy adds 157K jobs in July, below expectations | China threatens tariffs on billion in US goods | Mexico says toughest NAFTA issues remain unresolved MORE called for the "strongest possible measures" in an emergency Security Council meeting and said the U.S. will circulate a resolution for a vote next week.