European Union tightens sanctions on N. Korea in line with United Nations resolution

A combined image of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's national flag

A combined image of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's national flag

University of Hawaii students and staff probably did a double take at the subject line of an email that arrived in their email inboxes Monday.

For Hawaii, however, planning for the possibility of a North Korean missile attack, however remote, has become a new freakish norm with missiles from the rogue nation now capable of reaching the Aloha State and its high-ranking military commands.

It went on to say state and federal agencies are now providing information about potential nuclear threats and advising what to do should a nuclear attack and resulting radiation emergency occurs.

"For this type of event, the ten campuses of the University of Hawaii will rely on the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency siren system and follow agency instructions on "sheltering-in-place".

"The North Koreans love to fire off their missiles or have their nuclear tests coincide with a big anniversary".

The unusual nature of a university system alerting its constituency to the possibility of a North Korean attack attracted the attention of national and worldwide media, including The Washington Post, Fox News, CBS News and the Daily Mail of London. He went on to say that although the email's subject line wasn't as measured as it probably coulda, woulda, shoulda been, "we also wanted to provide the best information that is now out there".

"The subject line could use some work", he said.

The EU also said a total number of 63 individuals and 53 entities were sanctioned under restrictive measures as listed by the United Nations, while 38 individuals and four entities have been designated by the bloc autonomously.

Despite the national attention, the email didn't generate a large number of complaints from students or faculty, Meisenzahl said.

"Member states will not provide new work authorizations to DPRK nationals to enter and work in their territory as they are suspected of generating revenue which is used to support the country's illegal nuclear and ballistic missile programs", the statement noted.

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