US targets North Korean export bank, defense officials


“North Korea will continue to face isolation if it refuses to take concrete steps to comply with its international obligations and address the concerns of the international community over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs,” the State Department said in a statement. 

“The United States continues to encourage North Korea to choose the path of peace and remains prepared to engage constructively with North Korea if it changes its course. However, North Korea must demonstrate its seriousness of purpose and commitment to authentic and credible negotiations by taking meaningful steps to show it will abide by its denuclearization commitments and respect international law.”