US sanctions Russian network it says helped North Korea build its ballistic missile system


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US President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday announced sanctions against a network of Russians suspected of helping North Korea build up its illicit weapons programmes. The move comes one day after US officials warned that Pyongyang would face punishment for building and testing a new type of long-range missile, and they also add to a slew of economic sanctions already imposed against Moscow earlier in the day over its invasion of Ukraine. “The DPRK continues to launch ballistic missiles in blatant violation of international law, posing a grave threat to global security,” said Brian Nelson, the under secretary of the...