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Alan Romberg quoted in Yonhap News Agency on North Korea Sanctions

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The United States imposed sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over human rights abuses on Wednesday in an unprecedented, highly symbolic measure underscoring Washington’s determination to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang.

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“The symbolic listing of Kim and senior colleagues is unlikely to have any impact on North Korea’s nuclear program or relations with the United States. North Korea is already viewed as one of, if not ‘the,’ most repressive regimes in the world, so its moral standing will not change,” Alan Romberg, a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, told Yonhap News Agency.

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