June 8, 2017: EU adds to DPRK sanctions

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Council of the European Union  
 
8/6/2017 | PRESS RELEASE
 

North Korea: Council adds 14 persons and 4 entities to its sanctions lists in line with the latest UN Security Council resolution 

 

The Council added 14 persons and 4 entities to the lists of those subject to an asset freeze and  travel restrictions, transposing new listings imposed by UN Security Council resolution 2356 (2017). This resolution was adopted on 2 June 2017in response to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s ongoing  nuclear-weapon and ballistic missile-development activities, in violation and flagrant disregard of previous UN Security Council resolutions. 

The Council  decision brings the total number of persons under restrictive measures against the DPRK to 53 persons and 46 entities as listed by the UN. In addition, 41 persons and 7 entities are designated by the EU autonomously.  

The EU is implementing all UN Security Council  resolutions adopted in response to the DPRK’s nuclear and nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programmes. In addition, the EU has also imposed autonomous restrictive measures against the DPRK, complementing and reinforcing the UN sanctions regime. 

The legal acts were adopted by written procedure. They will be published in the Official Journal of 9 June

The UNSC press release lists the persons: 

1.  CHO IL U
a.  Description: Director of the Fifth Bureau of the Reconnaissance General Bureau. Cho is believed to be in charge of overseas espionage operations and foreign intelligence collection for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
b.  AKA: Cho Il Woo
c.  Identifiers: DOB: May 10, 1945; POB: Musan, North Hamgyo’ng Province, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Passport Number 736410010

2.  CHO YON CHUN
a.  Description: Vice Director of the Organization and Guidance Department, which directs key personnel appointments for the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s military.
b.  AKA: Jo Yon Jun
c.  Identifiers: DOB: September 28, 1937; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

3.  CHOE HWI
a.  Description: First Vice Director of the Workers’ Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department, which controls all Democratic People’s Republic of Korea media and is used by the government to control the public.
b.  A.K.A.: n/a
c.  Identifiers: YOB: 1954 or 1955, Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Gender: male; Address: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

4.  JO YONG-WON
a.  Description: Vice Director of the Worker’s Party of Korea’s Organization and Guidance Department, which directs key personnel appointments for the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s military.
b.  A.K.A.: Cho Yongwon
c.  Identifiers: DOB: October 24, 1957; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Gender, male; Address: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

5.  KIM CHOL NAM
a.  Description: President of Korea Kumsan Trading Corporation, a company that procures supplies for General Bureau of Atomic Energy and serves as a cash route to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
b.  A.K.A.: n/a
c.  Identifiers: DOB: February 19, 1970; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Passport no.: 563120238; Address: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

6.  KIM KYONG OK
a.  Description: Vice Director of the Organization and Guidance Department, which directs key personnel appointments for the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s military.
b.  AKA: Kim Kyong Ok
c.  Identifiers: YOB: 1937 or 1938; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Address: Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

7.  KIM TONG-HO
a.  Description: Vietnam Representative for Tanchon Commercial Bank, which is the main Democratic People’s Republic of Korea financial entity for weapons and missile-related sales.
b.  A.K.A.: n/a
c.  Identifiers: DOB: August 18, 1969; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Passport no.: 745310111; Gender: male; Address: Vietnam

8.  MIN BYONG CHOL
a.  Description: Member of the Worker’s Party of Korea’s Organization and Guidance Department, which directs key personnel appointments for the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s military.
b.  A.K.A.: Min Pyo’ng-ch’o’l, Min Byong-chol, Min Byong Chun
c.  Identifiers: DOB: August 10, 1948; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Gender: male; Address: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

9.  PAEK SE BONG
a.  Description: Paek Se Bong is a former Chairman of the Second Economic Committee, a former member of the National Defense Commission, and a former Vice Director of Munitions Industry Department (MID).
b.  AKA: n/a
c.  Identifiers: DOB: 21 March 1938; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

10.  PAK HAN SE
a.  Description: Vice Chairman of the Second Economic Committee, which oversees the production of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s ballistic missiles and directs the activities of Korea Mining Development Corporation, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s premier arms dealer and main exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons.
b.  A.K.A.: Kang Myong Chol
c.  Identifiers: Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Passport no.: 290410121; Address: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

11.  PAK TO CHUN
a.  Description: Pak To Chun is a former Secretary of Munitions Industry Department (MID) and currently advises on affairs relating to nuclear and missile programmes. He is a former State Affairs Commission member and is a member Workers’ Party of Korea Political Bureau.
b.  AKA: Pak Do Chun
c.  Identifiers: DOB: 9 March 1944; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

12.  RI JAE IL
a.  Description: Vice Director of the Workers’ Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department, which controls all Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s media and is used by the government to control the public.
b.  AKA: RI, Chae-Il
c.  Identifiers: YOB 1934; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

13.  RI SU YONG
a.  Description: Official for Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, specializes in acquisition for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s defence industries and support to Pyongyang’s military-related sales. Its procurements also probably support the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s chemical weapons programme.
b.  A.K.A.: n/a
c.  Identifiers: DOB: June 25, 1968; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Passport no.: 654310175; Gender: male; Address: Cuba

14.  RI YONG MU
a.  Description: Ri Yong Mu is a Vice Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, which directs and guides all Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s military, defence, and security-related affairs, including acquisition and procurement.
b.  AKA: n/a
c.  Identifiers: DOB: 25 January 1925; Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

and entities: 

1.  KANGBONG TRADING CORPORATION
a.  Description: The Kangbong Trading Corporation sold, supplied, transferred, or purchased, directly or indirectly, to or from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, metal, graphite, coal, or software, where revenue or goods received may benefit the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or the Workers’ Party of Korea. The Kangbong Trading Corporation’s parent is the Ministry of People’s Armed Forces.
b.  AKA: N/A
c.  Location: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

2.  KOREA KUMSAN TRADING CORPORATION
a.  Description: Korea Kumsan Trading Corporation is owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the General Bureau of Atomic Energy, which oversees the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear programme.
b.  AKA: N/A
c.  Location: Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

3.  KORYO BANK
a.  Description: Koryo Bank operates in the financial services industry in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s economy and is associated with Office 38 and Office 39 of the KWP.
b.  AKA: N/A
c.  Location: Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

4.  STRATEGIC ROCKET FORCE OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY
a.  Description: The Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People’s Army is in charge of all Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ballistic missile programmes and is responsible for SCUD and NODONG launches.
b.  AKA: Strategic Rocket Force; Strategic Rocket Force Command of KPA; Strategic Force; Strategic Forces
c.  Location: Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

beind added.

Links:

EU Press Release

UNSC Resolution 2356 Press Release

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