Index – Abroad – Washington responds to the Korean missile tests with imposing sanctions
The United States on Wednesday sentenced six North Korean officials, a Russian official and a Russian company responsible for delivering goods for North Korean weapons programs.
According to a statement from the US Treasury, the goal of the sanctions is to prevent North Korea from developing its weapons program and transferring its weapons technology to other countries. They wrote that Pyongyang continues to illegally purchase various assets for its weapons programs with the help of foreign officials.
North Korea’s missile tests since September violate several UN Security Council resolutions and show that it continues to pursue banned development programs, despite repeated calls from the international community to resume dialogue on the disarmament and disarmament of its nuclear and weapons programs. On the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — I read in the explanatory memorandum signed by Brian Nelson, Secretary of State for Counterterrorism and Financial Intelligence at the Treasury Department.
According to the US State Department, the North Korean company Chong Mjong Hjon, a Russian company called the Russian Anatolyevich Alara, and Parsek were engaged in activities that specifically contributed to North Korea’s acquisition of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. Zho Mjong Hyjon, a representative of the Second North Korean Academy of Natural Sciences in Vladivostok, has purchased telecommunications equipment for his country in Russia.
In addition, Washington sanctioned four other academics in China and another North Korean official for purchasing steel ingots, software and chemicals. According to Washington, this North Korean academy is highly involved in the development of the country’s military defense program. Punitive measures mean freezing and banning all potential assets of people that the US judiciary can get their hands on.