Russian company also affected: US sanctions North Korea’s missile tests

The Russian company also touched
US sanctions North Korean missile testing

North Korea has been working on ballistic missile development for years. These tests violate UN Security Council resolutions. In the last missile test, Pyongyang also claims to have tested hypersonic technology. So the United States is imposing sanctions.

In response to North Korea’s recent missile tests, the United States is increasing pressure on Communist leaders in Pyongyang. The US Treasury Department has decided to impose sanctions on five North Koreans accused of purchasing property for their country’s mass destruction and missile programs. The assets of individuals and their organizations in the United States or under American control are frozen. In addition, the United States wants to apply new sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations level.

The United States is reportedly proposing new UN sanctions because of the six ballistic missile tests North Korea has undertaken since September 2021, United States Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield wrote on Twitter. She accused Pyongyang of violating UN Security Council resolutions with rocket fire.

According to the ministry, the new US sanctions target a North Korean living in Russia who allegedly purchased goods for the Second North Korean Academy of Sciences, and four North Korean representatives from branches of the academy based in China. The academy has been on the US sanctions list since 2010 for supporting the country’s weapons programs. For years, North Korea has mainly promoted the development of missiles that could be equipped with nuclear warheads.

The sanctions will freeze the potential assets of those affected in the United States, American citizens will be barred from any dealings with them. In addition, sanctions may be imposed on foreigners or foreign institutions that carry out transactions with the persons concerned.

Sanctions are also directed against Russian citizens

In addition, according to reports, sanctions were imposed on another North Korean as well as a Russian citizen and a Russian company. They said they helped transfer weapons of mass destruction across North Korea.

North Korea last tested a missile a few days ago. According to their own statements, a hypersonic missile was tested. With such weapons, a hypersonic glider can launch from 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 US diplomatic circles, she wants to propose that senior officials from the Treasury and State Department in Pyongyang be added to the UN sanctions list. For this, the proposal should be adopted unanimously by the members of the UN Security Council. More recently, the United States was able to apply sanctions against Pyongyang in the Security Council in 2017.

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