The United States has sanctioned eight North Korean citizens and one North Korean company in connection with the launch of a military satellite by the DPRK.
This is stated in a statement by the US Department of State, reports Yevropeiska Pravda.
"Today, the United States has added to the sanctions list eight citizens of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea who are in the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and other countries, as well as one legal entity in the DPRK in response to the illegal launch of a military spy satellite by the DPRK on November 21," the statement said.
The State Department noted that this launch used ballistic missile technology in violation of numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions and directly undermined regional and global security.
In addition to the United States, Australia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea announced restrictions against the DPRK as part of the first-ever coordinated imposition of sanctions by four countries.
The U.S. sanctions target several activities, including illicit procurement, revenue generation, malicious cyber activity, and weapons proliferation.
"The United States will continue to pursue entities that support the DPRK's illicit activities and work with our allies and partners to deny the DPRK the means to advance its destabilizing missile and weapons of mass destruction programs," said Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
Author - Olena Madiak, 01/12/2023