The U.S. has newly added an individual, two banks, and a trading company to its sanctions list for supporting North Korea's development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.
This was announced by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC a financial intelligence and enforcement agency of the nation's Treasury Department.
The latest targets include two Russian banks Far Eastern and Sputnik that Washington says do business with U.S.-sanctioned North Korean entities.
It also includes a Belarus-based North Korean man, who the U.S. says was helping generate funding for the missile launches.
A trading company, Air Koryo, was also included.
This comes two days after China and Russia refused to agree to the U.S.'s push for more UN sanctions on North Korea.
It also comes after the North launched three missiles on Tuesday, including what appeared to be one inter-continental ballistic missile and two shorter-range ballistic missiles.
The OFAC said that the regime had fired a total of 23 ballistic missiles, including 6 ICBMs so far this year adding that all of them violate multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions.
The Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence said, the U.S. will continue to enforce existing sanctions, while urging the North to return to a diplomatic path.
Bae Eun-ji, Arirang News.