Jul 16, 2019 07:16 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 28, 2020 22:39 Asia/Tehran]
  • EU renews sanctions on North Korea due to Nuclear Program
    EU renews sanctions on North Korea due to Nuclear Program

The European Union has renewed sanctions on North Korea in response to the latter's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs.

Iran Press/Europe: "The Council [of the European Union] reviewed its autonomous list of those subject to restrictive measures under the sanctions regime against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). It confirmed the sanctions in place, which consist of a travel ban and an asset freeze, on the listed individuals and entities", the statement from the council, released late Monday, said.

Currently, at least 57 persons and 9 entities fall under new EU sanctions imposed on North Korea, according to Sputnik.

Targeted entities and individuals contribute to Pyongyang's "nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related" programs or for sanctions evasion, the statement said.

Meanwhile, on June 12, 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and with US President Donald Trump made their historic summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island of Singapore.

North Korea has not agreed to any timeline to give up its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, nor has it committed itself to declare its weaponry and key weapons facilities -- steps that experts say are crucial in any disarmament talks.

Following the Singapore summit, Trump agreed to work with Kim toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, committed to provide the North's regime with security guarantees and pledged to end 'war games', which Pyongyang and Beijing have long seen as provocative.

Pyongyang says Washington has betrayed the spirit of the June summit by making unilateral demands for denuclearization first without taking any reciprocal measures, including for past North Korean goodwill steps.

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