The UN Security Council has voted in favour of a US-drafted resolution to introduce new sanctions on North Korea. The UN’s press release and the text of the resolution are here. The sanctions were amended from initial US proposals in order to win the support of Russia and China (see previous blog). The new resolution prohibits:
The resolution also requires the inspection of vessels, with the consent of the vessel’s flag state, if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they are carrying items subject to sanctions, and extends a number of existing sanctions. 3 new North Korean government entities have also been listed on the sanctions – the Central Military Commission, the Organisation and Guidance Department, and the Propaganda and Agitation Department – as well as member of the country’s Central Military Commission Pak Yong Sik.
The UK government’s notice is here.
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