Trump Announces New 'Major Sanctions' on North Korea

| NOV 29, 2017 | 3:52 PM

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President Donald Trump announced additional sanctions against North Korea on Wednesday.

In a tweet, Trump detailed plans to impose “major sanctions” on the rogue nation after speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has come under pressure from Trump to take a stronger stance in stifling Pyongyang's nuclear program.

“Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea,” Trump wrote. “Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!”

While Trump made the announcement via his Twitter account, no further details regarding the sanctions were immediately made known.

The Trump administration's latest effort to put pressure on the Kim Jong Un-led nation follows the country's latest provocation: its first ballistic missile launch since mid-September.

According to reports, “The missile flew eastward and the South Korean military is analyzing details with the U.S.”

Trump responded to the latest show of force by North Korea by stating he will “take care of it.”

The president also used the launch to push Democrats to come to the negotiation table and fund the military: “After North Korea missile launch, it's more important than ever to fund our gov't & military,” Trump tweeted. “Dems shouldn't hold troop funding hostage for amnesty & illegal immigration. I ran on stopping illegal immigration and won big. They can't now threaten a shutdown to get their demands.”