Sale of iPods, Other Electronics To North Korea Banned

Looks like you won't be able to purchase iPods, plasma TVs and other such fancy electronics in North Korea anymore. The U.S. government wants to ban the shipment of so-called luxury items to North Korea mainly to piss off Kim Jong Il, the country's leader. It's thought to be the first time in history where economic sanctions were drawn up simply to upset a foreign leader. USA all the way, baby.

While it's true that the average North Korean pretty much has no chance in hell of buying the things we take for granted, Kim is known to enjoy things like our iPods and our Hollywood movies. (And here I thought he had good taste.) Wonder if he uses prefers a Zune to an iPod or is an Apple fanboy?

U.S. Bans Sale of IPods to North Korea [AP]