The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday announced sanctions against three senior officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
In a statement, the department said the sanctions are in conjunction with a State Department report on the DPRK.
The sanctions freeze any U.S. assets the designated officials may have and make it illegal for any U.S. entity to conduct financial transactions with them.
Monday's move is the latest among a series of sanctions imposed by the United States on the DPRK-related entities and individuals as efforts are being made towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Pyongyang has repeatedly criticized the continued sanctions imposed by Washington, calling them actions of "deepening our mistrust."