WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on a Myanmar general who it says violated a U.N. Security Council ban on buying military goods from North Korea.

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on a Myanmar general who it says violated a U.N. Security Council ban on buying military goods from North Korea.

Lt. Gen. Thein Htay (TAYN tay) is the head of the Directorate of Defense Industries, which the U.S. designated for sanctions for North Korean ties a year ago.

Treasury said its action Tuesday does not target Myanmar's reformist government which has continued to take positive steps in severing military ties with the North.

The U.S. has relaxed sanctions against Myanmar for democratic reforms but still targets individuals it considers to be bad actors.

It says Thein Htay has disregarded international requirements to stop purchasing military goods from North Korea.

The U.S. says the arms trade provides Pyongyang with revenue for nuclear and missile programs.