EU expands sanctions on North Korea

The EU added Monday 16 persons and one entity, the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces, in North Korea to the lists of those subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions, transposing part of the new sanctions imposed by UN Security Council resolution 2397.

This resolution was adopted on 22 December 2017 in response to North Korea’s ongoing nuclear weapon and ballistic missile-development activities, with flagrant disregard for previous UN Security Council resolutions, said an EU statement today.

The decision brings the total number of persons under EU sanctions in North Korea to 79 persons and 54 entities as listed by the UN. In addition, 41 persons and 10 entities are designated by the EU autonomously.

The EU is also likely to adopt additional sanctions against North Korea in the coming weeks, added the statement

Source: Kuwait News Agency