Thursday January 13 2022
The Russian company was also affected
US imposes sanctions on North Korea’s missile tests
North Korea has been developing ballistic missiles for years. These tests violate UN Security Council resolutions. In its latest missile test, Pyongyang also claims to have tested hypersonic technology. So the United States imposes sanctions.
In response to North Korea’s recent missile tests, the United States has increased pressure on the communist leadership in Pyongyang. The US Treasury has decided to impose sanctions on five North Koreans accused of purchasing goods for their country’s programs of mass destruction and missiles. The property and organizations of persons and organizations are blocked in the United States or under the control of Americans. In addition, the United States wants to impose new sanctions on North Korea at the United Nations level.
US Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield wrote on Twitter that the US would propose new UN sanctions over North Korea’s six ballistic missile tests since September 2021. She accused Pyongyang of violating UN Security Council resolutions by firing the missiles.
According to the ministry, the new US sanctions target a North Korean living in Russia who is said to have purchased goods for North Korea’s Second Academy of Sciences, and four North Korean representatives from the Academy’s branches in China. The academy has been on the US sanctions list since 2010 for its support of the country’s weapons programs. For years, North Korea has been primarily promoting the development of missiles that can be equipped with nuclear warheads.
The sanctions will freeze the potential assets of those affected in the United States, and American citizens will be banned from any transactions with them. In addition, penalties can be imposed on foreigners or foreign institutions that conduct transactions with those affected.
Sanctions are also directed against Russian citizens
In addition, according to the information, sanctions were imposed on another North Korean, as well as on a Russian citizen and a Russian company. They said they contributed to the transfer of weapons of mass destruction through North Korea.
North Korea was the last time a few days ago I tested a missile. According to their own statements, a hypersonic missile was tested. With these weapons, a hypersonic glider can launch a ballistic missile. Hypersonic weapons are difficult to intercept due to their high speed.
However, the ambassador did not provide any information on the nature of the UN sanctions. According to the US diplomatic circles, it wants to propose that high-ranking officials from the Treasury and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pyongyang be added to the UN sanctions list. For this, the proposal must be passed unanimously by the members of the United Nations Security Council. Most recently, the United States was able to impose sanctions on Pyongyang at the Security Council in 2017.
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