EU Expands North Korea Sanctions List As Tensions Flare

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The EU extended sanctions against the DPRK, adding nine people and four companies, including the state foreign trade Bank of North Korea in the sanctions list.

We will remind, on 5 August the United Nations security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that strengthens sanctions against North Korea.

The European Union expanded its sanctions on North Korea as the back and forth between the USA and Pyongyang escalated.

Federica Mogherini also added that the European Union was maintaining a dialogue with South Korea who is playing a leading role. The document also obliges states not to allow vessels into their ports if they were reported as violating the sanctions regime by the UN Security Council's special committee, with exception given to cases of emergency.

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After intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests of missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland were carried out by North Korea last week, the United Nations imposed its "most stringent" restrictions so far with the intention of cutting almost $1bn out of the country's export revenue.

In connection with the testing of Intercontinental ballistic missiles, the sanctions against the DPRK.

Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday it will be met with "fire and fury" if it continues to threaten his country.

Kim will "truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he utters an overt threat at Guam or any territory belonging to the US or its allies, Trump added.

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