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N Korea at crossroads

US blacklists 2 companies over forced labor from North Korea

Russia-linked businesses hit by Treasury's latest sanctions

 North Korean soldiers march near loading machinery at a railway link between Russia and North Korea at the port of Rajin.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. on Thursday slapped sanctions on two companies it accused of being involved in exporting forced labor from North Korea and warned countries still using workers from the country to send them home.

The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said that it blacklisted Russian construction company Mokran LLC and Korea Cholsan General Trading Corp., a North Korean company operating in Russia.

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