The US treasury named the two men as Kim Jong-sik and Ri Pyong-chol, and said both were "key leaders" of North Korea's ballistic missile programme.
Over the past few months Kim and U.S President Donald Trump also engaged in incessant verbal spat, with the latter branding the former as "rocket man", and the North Korean leader calling Trump a "mentally-deranged dotard" in response.
Under the new sanctions, any property or interests in property of the two men within US jurisdiction are blocked, and transactions by USA persons involving the designated persons are generally prohibited, the statement said.
The U.S. Treasury said in a statement Tuesday the two officials, Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol, are being singled out for pushing forward with producing weapons of mass destruction.
This image shows U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
Just days ago, stricter United Nations sanctions were meted out against North Korea, something Pyongyang angrily branded an "act of war".
On Monday, Pyongyang, which sees joint war games between the United States and South Korea as preparations for invasion, raised the stakes in its stand-off with the United States and its allies by firing an intermediate-range missile over Japan. It said the move was part of a "maximum pressure campaign".
Lavrov also "highlighted that it is unacceptable to exacerbate tensions around the Korean peninsula with Washington's aggressive rhetoric toward Pyongyang and increasing military preparations in the region".
He was last mentioned by North Korean media in September when he attended North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's guidance of the Hwasong-12 launching drill.
Friday's resolution requires United Nations member states to repatriate North Korean overseas workers within 24 months.
The sanctions follow a number of ballistic missile tests this year, including one in late November.
It also bans imports of North Korean food, agricultural products, minerals, machinery and electrical equipment to deprive the regime of at least US$200 million in annual export revenues.
Papa Johns apologizes for national anthem protest comments Papa John's, which lays claim to being the nation's third-largest pizza chain, could not be reached immediately for comment. Schnatter owns roughly 25% of Papa John's, and will stay on as chairman after stepping down as CEO in January .
Today the Kremlin said Russian Federation could help bring the Trump and Kim together if both sides were willing.
Forecasters are predicting wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour , leading to blowing snow and poor visibility in some areas. Arctic air will sweep into the area in the wake of the snow bringing the city it coldest weather since last December.
But it got worse on Saturday when a combination of Texas Tech coach coaches tried to make up for Robinson's departure. Instead, the Bulls took advantage of a 15-yard punt from Dominic Pananzzolo to set themselves up with a short field.
Arctic air remains in place next week, that means subzero wind chills each morning, extending into the New Year. The low will be around 2, with wind chill values as low as minus 20 and west wind 17 to 26 miles per hour .
Instead, Conte opted to start a front three of Eden Hazard, Pedro Rodriguez and Willian, and left Batshuayi on the bench. The schedule is oddly off this season as Chelsea have played 19 matches but have yet to play Brighton in the league.
The writer responded by questioning whether he and Haskell were part of a tiny group of people who had not had sex with Hagan. Elizabeth Gracen, an Arkansan who won the competition in 1982, also signed her name to petition.
The centre-right anti-independence party was the night's single biggest victor - taking 37 seats in the region's snap election. The 54-year-old historian wanted Spanish authorities to "sit down to negotiate on a realistic basis".
Tiger Zinda Hai is the sequel to Salaman's Blockbuster flick " Ek Tha Tiger " which is directed by Director Kabir Khan. On the second day , it reached Rs 35.30 crore, bringing its total to Rs 69.40 crore.
The Feldstein family has confirmed that it will soon be announcing a charity where wellwishers can donate in memorial of Jordan . Feldstein started in management working for ICM and Bill Leopold Management and has managed Maroon 5 since they first formed.
Christmas Day Mass at St. Charles
Church members and the choir sang Christmas carols and hymns as part of Christmas Eve celebrations from 11 pm. The countrywide political leaders also facilitated the Christian community on the Christmas occasion .
Jio New Year Dhamaka offer
Now, to counter Jio, Vodafone has announced a new prepaid plan, priced at ₹198, that offers similar benefits. Recently the company also announced to extend its triple cash back offer which was announced last month.
United States deals heavy blow to UN funding
No other country has its embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move. Dershowitz said he also believes more countries will decide to move their embassies to Jerusalem following Trump's action.
LG to debut new 34-inch 5K monitor at CES
The Thunderbolt 3 port is also very versatile so it allows notebook connections or transmit 4K content with just a single wire. It will have a 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color range and will utilise "Nano IPS" to improve image and color quality.