Nine North Korean Nationals Added to EU Sanctions List

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it has slapped sanctions on nine North Koreans and four entities including the state-owned Foreign Trade Bank, in addition to those already on its sanctions list.

In a statement Thursday, it says the asset freezes and travel bans were added to the EU’s North Korea sanction list to bring the bloc into line with a new resolution by the United Nations Security Council.

The UN adopted the resolution last week in response to North Korea’s ongoing development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile activities.

The EU move means that 62 people and 50 entities, like companies, organizations or banks, are now under sanctions in line with the UN’s list. The EU has autonomously slapped restrictive measures on a further 41 people and 7 entities.

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