27th December 2017
The US has placed sanctions on two North Korean officials it says have led the development of nuclear missiles. The US treasury named the two men as Kim Jong-sik and Ri Pyong-chol, and said both were “key leaders” of North Korea’s ballistic missile programme. The UN Security Council imposed new… Read More
24th December 2017
The United Nations has imposed a fresh batch of restrictions on North Korea in line with the regimes’ escalating nuclear ambitions. North Korea, also known as the Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), has been forging ahead with its much-criticised programme in recent months, including launching a ballistic missile on… Read More
21st December 2017
Mongabay Indonesia is lobbying the United Nations to allow governments worldwide to pursue money-laundering charges against illegal fishing operators, in a bid to crack down on the practice more forcefully. The Indonesian government on Monday proposed that illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing be included in the UN Convention against… Read More
1st December 2017
By Agence France-Presse 01 December 2017 The Shinhung Trading Company has exported seafood, sold millions of dollars of iron ore to China’s national railway and bypassed sanctions to import luxury goods from Japan. But as a series of United Nations sanctions have taken those big ticket items off the… Read More
23rd November 2017
KYC360 News The Swiss government has announced restrictive measures against the Republic of Mali as well as for individuals it says are undermining peace and security in the country. The Federal Council has transposed relevant UN Security Council measures into Swiss law, steps which include ordering asset freezes and travel… Read More
17th November 2017
17 November 2017 By by Maria Tsvetkova, REUTERS North Korea has petitioned the Russian parliament to help 3,500 migrant workers from the isolated Asian country stay in Russia despite new U.N. sanctions, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday, citing a Russian lawmaker. Tougher sanctions on North Korea, imposed by… Read More
3rd November 2017
The US on Thursday severed Bank of Dandong from its financial system, saying it acts as a conduit for illicit North Korean financial activity. The institution is used for North Korea to access the US and international systems, including facilitating multi-million dollar payments for firms engaged in North Korea’s ballistic… Read More
31st October 2017
Hong Kong banks need more support from the government to reduce their exposure to sanctioned North Korean entities via the Chinese firms they do business with. That was the view of a United Nations sanctions expert in 2016, and, concern is once again highlighted in a recent UN report… Read More
19th October 2017
UPI The implementation of United Nations Security Council sanctions could block as much as $1.3 billion in capital inflows to North Korea, a South Korean analyst said Wednesday. Kang Sun-joo, a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy in Seoul, said in a report released Wednesday the Security Council has… Read More
10th October 2017
The United Nations has banned four ships from visiting any global port, after they were found violating sanctions imposed on North Korea. Hugh Griffiths, co-ordinator of a UN panel on North Korean sanctions, described the move as unprecedented. The UN Security Council expanded sanctions on North Korea last month in… Read More