South Korea announces unilateral sanctions on North Korea

March 8, 2016 5:45 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea says it will sanction 40 individuals and 30 organizations aboard, mostly in North Korea, as part of its unilateral punitive measures the North for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

Tuesday's announcement came a day after North Korea warned of pre-emptive nuclear strikes in response to the start of annual South Korean-U.S. military drills. Pyongyang views the drills as an invasion rehearsal.

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