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Source: Council of the European Union On 27 February 2017, the Council adopted legal acts imposing further restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). These legal acts transpose the additional restrictive measures imposed by United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 2321 adopted on 30 November 2016. The measures include restrictions on transactions […]

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Source: The New York Times With private cybersecurity firms linking North Korea to recent computer attacks that absconded with at least $81 million, the Treasury Department moved on Wednesday to choke off Pyongyang’s remaining access to the global financial system, designating the country a “primary” money launderer. The Treasury, employing sanctions techniques that helped pressure […]

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Source: The Wall Street Journal BRUSSELS—The European Union imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday, the latest package of restrictions aimed at the country over its nuclear and missile tests. The measures will target the country’s nuclear, weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs, the EU said. North Korea’s actions represent a “grave […]

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Source: Reuters The U.N. Security Council agreed on Monday to a Chinese request to remove sanctions on four ships the United Nations had blacklisted for ties to Pyongyang’s arms trade. The agreement came after China secured assurances the vessels would not use North Korean crews, a U.S. official said. China asked the United States on […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC Today, the President issued an Executive Order (E.O), “Blocking Property of the Government of North Korea and the Workers’ Party of Korea, and Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to North Korea.” Following that action, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, determined […]

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Source: Reuters The U.N. Security Council plans to vote on Tuesday on a U.S.-Chinese resolution that would dramatically expand existing U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang, including requiring inspections of all cargo going to and from North Korea and blacklisting North Koreans active in Syria, Iran and Vietnam. The vote on the proposal, a response to North […]

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