Dealing with North Korea brings to mind Sisyphus, the mythological Greek king condemned for eternity to roll a stone up a hill, only to watch it roll back down. Whatever the U.S. does, Kim Jong-un again will fire missiles, test nukes, and threaten to lay waste to his enemies.
Now the Obama administration has applied sanctions to him personally, though for human rights violations, not security concerns. The State Department explained that Kim was "ultimately responsible" for what it termed "North Korea's notorious abuses of human rights."
01:33 In first month of Trump presidency, State Department has been sidelined17
19:51 Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit27
08:55 North Korea says Malaysia can’t be trusted to investigate the killing of leader’s half brother17
19:44 Shadow president or mere shadow? In Europe, Pence seeks to reassure allies unnerved by Trump14