The EU Council imposed new sanctions against North Korea, limiting the export of oil to North Korea.
The document published in the “Official journal of the European Union” and shall come into force from the date of publication. Also extended the ban on investments from the EU in all sectors of the economy of the DPRK and restrictions on remittances to residents of the country.
Brussels this year several times already tightened sanctions against North Korea in connection with the regular tests in this country ballistic missiles.
The volume of trade between the EU and the DPRK in 2016 amounted to 27 million euros that is one-tenth of the volume of trade in 2006.
Pyongyang conducts regular tests of ballistic missiles, which, according to the statement, the DPRK authorities, can carry nuclear warheads. Meanwhile, September 3, in Pyongyang reported on the successful test of a hydrogen bomb.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed a decree providing for sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang from conducting missile and nuclear tests, it is prohibited for purchase in the DPRK, copper, Nickel, silver and zinc, as well as supplying Pyongyang helicopters and ships. The decree, published on the official portal of legal information, signed in the context of UN security Council resolution 2321 31 November 2016.
The new resolution
In September 2017 the UN security Council had adopted against North Korea a new resolution 2375. It provides restriction on the purchase of petroleum products by Pyongyang: he will be allowed to purchase up to 2 million barrels a year. In addition, limited imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months and a ban on the supply to DPRK of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate.
In turn, the head of the DPRK delegation, addressing the plenary session of the inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in St. Petersburg on Monday, called US sanctions against his country of state terrorism
“The US wants to destroy our country, it’s been more than half a century. The US has deployed huge nuclear forces and special units around the Korean Peninsula, the United States carried out large-scale exercises aimed at regime change, ensuring the collapse of the DPRK. The United States imposed against our terrible, committed unfair embargo and sanctions,” – said Vice-speaker of the Supreme people’s Assembly of the DPRK, An Dong Choon.
“Sanctions against the DPRK is aimed at a complete stop foreign trade, even in areas that relate to the survival of our people, – said the head of the DPRK delegation to the IPU. Is a manifestation of state terrorism”.