Who are Ri Pyong-chol and Kim Jong-sik? US sanctions Kim Jong-un's most trusted aides
- By Nandini Krishnamoorthy
The US has announced fresh sanctions on two key individuals, Kim Jong-sik and Ri Pyong-chol, involved in North Korea's ballistic missile programme. The treasury department has clamped travel restrictions on the two, and their assets, if any, will also be frozen.The duo were also among 16 North Koreans placed under the latest U.N. sanctions on 22 December.