March 4, 2016: SECO updates DPRK sanctions

On Friday, Swiss authorities added the following persons: 

 

SSID: 150-33774 Name: Choe Chun-Sik
DOB: 12 Oct 1954 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Choe Chun Sik b) Ch’oe Ch’un Sik Nationality: DPR Korea
Justification: Choe Chun-sik was the director of the Second Academy of Natural Sciences (SANS) and was the head of the DPRK’s long-range missile program. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33782 Name: Choe Song Il
Identification document: a) Passport No. 472320665, DPR Korea, Expiry date: 26 Sep 2017 b) Passport No. 563120356, DPR Korea
Justification: Tanchon Commercial Bank Representative in Vietnam. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33788 Name: Hyon Kwang Il
DOB: 27 May 1961 Good quality a.k.a.: Hyon Gwang Il Nationality: DPR Korea Justification: Hyon Kwang Il is the Department Director for Scientific Development at the National Aerospace Development Administration. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33795 Name: Jang Bom Su
DOB: 15 Apr 1957 Good quality a.k.a.: Jang Pom Su Nationality: DPR Korea Justification: Tanchon Commercial Bank Representative in Syria. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33802 Name: Jang Yong Son
DOB: 20 Feb 1957 Nationality: DPR Korea
Justification: Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID) Representative in Iran. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33808 Name: Jon Myong Guk
DOB: 18 Oct 1976 Good quality a.k.a.: Cho’n Myo’ng-kuk Nationality: DPR Korea Identification document: Passport No. 4721202031, DPR Korea, Expiry date: 21 Feb 2017 Justification: Tanchon Commercial Bank Representative in Syria. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33816 Name: Kang Mun Kil
Good quality a.k.a.: Jiang Wen-ji Nationality: DPR Korea Identification document: Passport No. 472330208, DPR Korea, Expiry date: 4 Jul 2017
Justification: Kang Mun Kil has conducted nuclear procurement activities as a representative of Namchongang, also known as Namhung. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33823 Name: Kang Ryong
DOB: 21 Aug 1969 Nationality: DPR Korea
Justification: Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID) Representative in Syria. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33829 Name: Kim Jung Jong
DOB: 7 Nov 1966 Good quality a.k.a.: Kim Chung Chong Nationality: DPR Korea Identification document: a) Passport No. 199421147, DPR Korea, Expiry date: 29 Dec 2014 b) Passport No. 381110042, DPR Korea, Expiry date: 25 Jan 2016 c) Passport No. 563210184, DPR Korea, Expiry date: 18 Jun 2018
Justification: Tanchon Commercial Bank Representative in Vietnam. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33839 Name: Kim Kyu
DOB: 30 Jul 1968 Nationality: DPR Korea
Justification: Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID) External Affairs Officer. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33845 Name: Kim Tong My’ong
DOB: 1964 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Kim Chin-So’k b) Kim Tong-Myong c) Kim Jin-Sok d) Kim Hyok-Chol Nationality: DPR Korea
Justification: Kim Tong My’ong is the President of Tanchon Commercial Bank and has held various positions within Tanchon Commercial bank since at least 2002. He has also played a role in managing Amroggang’s affairs. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33855 Name: Kim Yong Chol
DOB: 18 Feb 1962 Nationality: DPR Korea
Justification: KOMID Representative in Iran. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33861 Name: Ko Tae Hun
DOB: 25 May 1972 Good quality a.k.a.: Kim Myong Gi Nationality: DPR Korea Identification document: Passport No. 563120630, DPR Korea, Expiry date: 20 Mar 2018 Justification: Tanchon Commercial Bank Representative. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33869 Name: Ri Man Gon

DOB: 29 Oct 1945 Nationality: DPR Korea Identification document: Passport No.  PO381230469, DPR Korea, Expiry date: 6 Apr 2016

Justification: Ri Man Gon is the Minister of the Munitions Industry Department. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33876 Name: Ryu Jin
DOB: 7 Aug 1965 Nationality: DPR Korea Identification document: Passport No. 563410081, DPR Korea
Justification: KOMID Representative in Syria. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33883 Name: Yu Chol U
Nationality: DPR Korea
Justification: Yu Chol U is the Director of the National Aerospace Development Administration. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016 

and entities: 

 

SSID: 150-33889 Name: Academy of National Defense Science
Address: Pyongyang, DPR Korea
Justification: The Academy of National Defense Science is involved in the DPRK’s efforts to advance the development of its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33894 Name: Chongchongang Shipping Company
Good quality a.k.a.: Chong Chon Gang Shipping Co. Ltd. Address: a) 817 Haeun, Donghung-dong, Pyongyang, Central District, DPR Korea b) 817, Haeum, Tonghun-dong, Pyongyang, Chung-gu, DPR Korea
Justification: The Chongchongang Shipping Company, through its vessel, the Chong Chon Gang, attempted to directly import the illicit shipment of conventional weapons and arms to the DPRK in July 2013. Other information: IMO Number: 5342883 Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33903 Name: Daedong Credit Bank
Good quality a.k.a.: a) DCB b) Taedong Credit Bank Address: a) Suite 401, Potonggang Hotel, Ansan-Dong, Pyongyang, Pyongchon District, DPR Korea b) Ansan-dong, Botonggang Hotel, Pyongyang, Pongchon, DPR Korea
Justification: Daedong Credit Bank has provided financial services to the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID) and Tanchon Commercial Bank. Since at least 2007, DCB has facilitated hundreds of financial transactions worth millions of dollars on behalf of KOMID and Tanchon Commercial Bank. In some cases, DCB has knowingly facilitated transactions by using deceptive financial practices. Other information: SWIFT: DCBK KKPY Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33913 Name: Hesong Trading Company
Address: Pyongyang, DPR Korea
Justification: The Korea Mining Development Corporation (KOMID) is the parent company of Hesong Trading Corporation. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33918 Name: Korea Kwangson Banking Corporation
Good quality a.k.a.: KKBC Address: Jungson-dong, Sungri Street, Pyongyang, Central District, DPR Korea

Justification: KKBC provides financial services in support to Tanchon Commercial Bank and Korea Hyoksin Trading Corporation, a subordinate of the Korea Ryonbong General Corporation. Tanchon Commercial Bank has used KKBC to facilitate funds transfers likely amounting to millions of dollars, including transfers involving Korea Mining Development Corporation related funds. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33924 Name: Korea Kwangsong Trading Corporation
Address: Rakwon-dong, Pyongyang, Pothonggang District, DPR Korea
Justification: The Korea Ryongbong General Corporation is the parent company of Korea Kwangsong Trading Corporation. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33930 Name: Ministry of Atomic Energy Industry
Good quality a.k.a.: MAEI Address: Haeun-2-dong, Pyongyang, Pyongchon District, DPR Korea
Justification: The Ministry of Atomic Energy Industry was created in 2013 for the purpose of modernizing the DPRK’s atomic energy industry to increase the production of nuclear materials, improve their quality, and further develop an independent DPRK nuclear industry. As such, the MAEI is known to be a critical player in the DPRK’s development of nuclear weapons and is in charge of day-to-day operation of the country’s nuclear weapons program, and under it are other nuclear-related organizations. Under this ministry are a number of nuclear-related organizations and research centers, as well as two committees: an Isotope Application Committee and a Nuclear Energy Committee. The MAEI also directs a nuclear research center at Yongbyun, the site of the DPRK’s known plutonium facilities. Furthermore, in the 2015 Panel of Experts (POE) report, the POE stated that Ri Je-son, a former director of the GBAE who was designated by the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) in 2009 for engagement in or support for nuclear related programs, was appointed as head of the MAEI on Apr 9, 2014. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33936 Name: Munitions Industry Department
Good quality a.k.a.: Military Supplies Industry Department Address: Pyongyang, DPR Korea
Justification: The Munitions Industry Department is involved in key aspects of the DPRK’s missile program. MID is responsible for overseeing the development of the DPRK’s ballistic missiles, including the Taepo Dong-2.The MID oversees the DPRK’s weapons production and R&D programs, including the DPRK’s ballistic missile program. The Second Economic Committee and the Second Academy of Natural Sciences also designated in August 2010 are subordinate to the MID. The MID in recent years has worked to develop the KN08 road-mobile ICBM. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33942 Name: National Aerospace Development Administration
Good quality a.k.a.: NADA Address: DPR Korea
Justification: NADA is involved in the DPRK’s development of space science and technology, including satellite launches and carrier rockets. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33948 Name: Office 39
Good quality a.k.a.: a) Office #39 b) Office No. 39 c) Bureau 39 d) Central Committee Bureau 39 e) Third Floor f) Division 39 Address: DPR Korea

Justification: DPRK government entity. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33959 Name: Reconnaissance General Bureau
Good quality a.k.a.: a) Chongch’al Ch’ongguk b) KPA Unit 586 c) RGB Address: a) Hyongjesan-Guyok, Pyongyang, DPR Korea b) Nungrado, Pyongyang, DPR Korea Justification: The Reconnaissance General Bureau is the DPRK’s premiere intelligence organization, created in early 2009 by the merger of existing intelligence organizations from the Korean Workers’ Party, the Operations Department and Office 35, and the Reconnaissance Bureau of the Korean People’s Army. The Reconnaissance General Bureau trades in conventional arms and controls the DPRK conventional arms firm Green Pine Associated Corporation. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016

SSID: 150-33968 Name: Second Economic Committee
Address: Kangdong, DPR Korea

Justification: The Second Economic Committee is involved in key aspects of the DPRK’s missile program. The Second Economic Committee is responsible for overseeing the production of the DPRK’s ballistic missiles, and directs the activities of KOMID. Modifications: Listed on 4 Mar 2016 

to their Consolidated List under their North Korean sanctions program. Additionally, they amended the profiles for the following person: 

 

SSID: 150-24035 Name: Ra Ky’ong-Su
Good quality a.k.a.: Chang Myong Ho
Justification: Ra Ky’ong-Su is a Tanchon Commercial Bank (TCB) official. In this capacity he has facilitated transactions for TCB. Tanchon was designated by the Committee in Apr 2009 as the main DPRK financial entity responsible for sales of conventional arms, ballistic missiles, and goods related to the assembly and manufacture of such weapons. Relation: Official of Tanchon Commercial Bank (SSID 150-3596) Modifications: Listed on 5 Feb 2013, amended on 4 Mar 2016 

and entity:

 

SSID: 150-3586 Name: Namchongang Trading Corporation
Good quality a.k.a.: a) NCG b) Namchongang Trading c) Nam Chon Gang Corporation d) Nomchongang Trading Co. e) Nam Chong Gan Trading Corporation f) Namhung Trading Corporation Address: Pyongyang, DPR Korea
Justification: Namchongang is a DPRK trading company subordinate to the GBAE. Namchongang has been involved in the procurement of Japanese-origin vacuum pumps that were identified at a DPRK nuclear facility, as well as nuclear-related procurement associated with a German individual. It has further been involved in the purchase of aluminum tubes and other equipment specifically suitable for an uranium enrichment program from the late 1990s. Its representative is a former diplomat who served as DPRK’s representative for the IAEA inspection of the Yongbyon nuclear facilities in 2007. Namchongang’s proliferation activities are of grave concern given the DPRK’s past proliferation activities. Modifications: Amended on 4 Mar 2016 

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