The United States sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time, citing "notorious abuses of human rights," in a move that diplomats say will incense the nuclear-armed country.
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North Korean pioneer Kim Jong Un waves to the group as he directs a mass rally and parade in the capital's fundamental stately square, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. The United States endorsed North Korean pioneer Kim Jong Un interestingly, refering to "famous misuse of human rights," in a move that representatives say will incense the atomic furnished nation. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo
Kim Jong Un (C) goes to the Fourth Session of the thirteenth Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of North Korea in this undated photograph discharged June 30, 2016. The approvals, the first to focus on any North Koreans for rights mishandle, influence property and different resources inside U.S. ward and reach out to 10 different people and five government services and divisions, the U.S. Treasury Department said in an announcement. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong Un and senior Chinese Communist Party official Liu Yunshan (R) wave amid festivity of the 70th commemoration of the establishing of the decision Workers' Party of Korea, in this undated photograph discharged October 12, 2015. The assents put those authorities on a boycott making them radioactive to major money related establishments and organizations while solidifying any advantages they may as of now have in U.S banks. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong Un sees the first light from the summit of Mt Paektu April 18, 2015. "Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea keeps on causing unbearable remorselessness and hardship on its very own large number individuals, including extrajudicial killings, constrained work, and torment," Acting Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam J. Szubin said in the statement.
Kim Jong-un holds up a gun as he oversees gun and programmed document shooting drills at the second contingent under North Korea People's Army (KPA), in despite everything this picture taken from video footage discharged on April 5, 2013. In a report by the U.S. State Department to Congress, Kim Jong Un bested a rundown of those in charge of genuine human rights misuse and oversight in North Korea.
Kim Jong Un sits in a plane as he aides a flight drill for the review of pilots of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Air and Anti-Air Force in this undated photograph discharged October 30, 2014. The Treasury explanation said he had "occupied with, encouraged, or been in charge of a misuse or infringement of human rights by the Government of North Korea or the Workers� Party of Korea." REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong Un (C) joined by his better half Ri Sol Ju (focus L) cheer as they go to a workmanship execution by the Moranbong Band at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang May 20, 2014. Senior U.S organization authorities said the new endorses exhibited the organization's more prominent spotlight on human rights in North Korea, a territory that had for quite some time been auxiliary to Washington's endeavors to end Pyongyang's atomic project. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong-un waves to the general population amid a parade to recognize the 60th commemoration of the marking of a ceasefire in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013. The report was �the most comprehensive� to date of individual North Korean authorities' parts in constrained work and repression.
Kim Jong Un and his significant other Ri Sol Ju watch an execution by the Moranbong Band at the April 25 House of Culture in this undated photograph discharged March 24, 2014. They said the approvals would be incompletely "typical" yet trust that naming mid-level authorities may make functionaries �think twice� before participating in misuse. �It lifts the secrecy," a senior organization official told reporters.
Kim Jong-Un holds up his ticket amid the fifth session of the twelfth Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang April 13, 2012. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong Un applauds as he directs a mass rally and parade in the capital's fundamental stately square, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Kim Jong Un salutes as he touches base to review a military drill at an obscure area, in this undated photograph discharged March 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong-Un takes an interest in the seventh session of the twelfth Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang April 1, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong Un remains on the conning tower of a submarine amid his review of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Naval Unit 167 in this undated photograph discharged June 16, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong-Un visits a long-extend gunnery sub-unit of the Korean People's Army Unit 641, whose mission is to strike Baengnyeong Island of South Korea in the western division of the bleeding edge March 11, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong Un responds amid a test dispatch of ground-to-ground medium long-extend ballistic rocket Hwasong-10 in this undated photograph discharged June 23, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong-Un points a rifle at the Sporting Bullet Factory in this undated picture discharged February 23, 2012. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong-Un waves while in a vessel amid his visit to the Wolnae Islet Defense Detachment in the western area of the bleeding edge, which is close Baengnyeong Island of South Korea March 11, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong Un visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay tribute to establishing President Kim Il Sung and previous pioneer Kim Jong Il to stamp the 61st commemoration of the triumph of the Korean individuals in the Fatherland Liberation War, in this photograph discharged July 27, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA
Kim Jong Un grins as a gigantic group encompasses him while he gives field direction at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill in this undated photograph discharged December 20, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA