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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has imposed sanctions against 18 North Korean individuals.   © Reuters
International relations

Seoul blacklists 18 North Koreans ahead of Trump visit

Move believed to be a symbolic show of solidarity with the US

SOTARO SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer

SEOUL -- Seoul has imposed unilateral sanctions on 18 ranking individuals of North Korean financial institutions located outside the country on Monday, the first such move under President Moon Jae-in.

The move, coming ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to South Korea, is largely seen as a symbolic show of solidarity, and is not expected to discourage Pyongyang from further missile and nuclear provocations.

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