Additional UN sanctions on North Korea

On 30 November 2016, the UN Security Council imposed additional sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear test on 9 September 2016.

Pursuant to the new restrictive measures, which are included in UN Security Council Resolution 2321, an annual cap is imposed on North Korean coal exports. Furthermore, these new restrictive measures prohibit North Korean exports of copper, nickel, silver, zinc, and statues, and impose asset freezes and travel bans on 11 people and 10 entities for alleged ties to North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. The new measures also require UN Member States to limit the number of bank accounts to one per North Korean diplomatic mission, in an effort to prevent North Korea from using those accounts for illicit activities.

UN Security Council Resolution 2321 can be found here.

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