August 6, 2017: DFAT adopts new DPRK sanctions

That was fast – on Sunday, Australian authorities added the following persons: 

1.    CHOE CHUN YONG

a.    Description: Representative for Ilsim International Bank, which is affiliated with the DPRK military and has a close relationship with the Korea Kwangson Banking Corporation.  Ilsim International Bank has attempted to evade United Nations sanctions.
b.    A.K.A.: Ch’oe Ch’un-yo’ng
c.    Identifiers: Nationality: DPRK; Passport no.: 654410078; Gender: male

2.    HAN JANG SU

a.    Description: Chief Representative of the Foreign Trade Bank.
b.    A.K.A.: Chang-Su Han
c.    Identifiers: DOB: November 08, 1969; POB: Pyongyang, DPRK; Nationality: DPRK; Passport no.: 745420176, expires on October 19, 2020; Gender: male

3.    JANG SONG CHOL

a.    Description: Jang Song Chol is a Korea Mining Development Corporation (KOMID) representative overseas.
b.    A.K.A.: n/a
c.    Identifiers: DOB: 12 March 1967; Nationality: DPRK

4.    JANG SUNG NAM

a.    Description: Chief of an overseas Tangun Trading Corporation branch, which is primarily responsible for the procurement of commodities and technologies to support the DPRK’s defence research and development programmes.
b.    A.K.A.: n/a
c.    Identifiers: DOB: July 14, 1970; Nationality: DPRK; Passport no.: 563120368, issued on March 22, 2013; Passport expiration date: March 22, 2018; Gender: male

5.    JO CHOL SONG

a.    Description: Deputy Representative for the Korea Kwangson Banking Corporation, which provides financial services in support to Tanchon Commercial Bank and Korea Hyoksin Trading, a subordinate entity of Korea Ryonbong General Corporation.
b.    A.K.A.: Cho Ch’o’l-so’ng
c.    Identifiers: DOB: September 25, 1984; Nationality: DPRK; Passport no.: 654320502, expires on September 16, 2019; Gender: male

6.    KANG CHOL SU

a.    Description: Official for Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, which specializes in acquisition for the DPRK’s defence industries and support for the DPRK’s military-related overseas sales. Its procurements also likely support the DPRK’s chemical weapons programme.
b.    A.K.A.: n/a
c.    Identifiers: DOB: February 13, 1969; Nationality: DPRK; Passport no.: 472234895

7.    KIM MUN CHOL

a.    Description: Representative for Korea United Development Bank.
b.    A.K.A.: Kim Mun-ch’o’l
c.    Identifiers: DOB: March 25, 1957; Nationality: DPRK

8.    KIM NAM UNG

a.    Description: Representative for Ilsim International Bank, which is affiliated with the DPRK military and has a close relationship with the Korea Kwangson Banking Corporation.  Ilsim International Bank has attempted to evade United Nations sanctions.
b.    A.K.A.: n/a
c.    Identifiers: Nationality: DPRK; Passport no.: 654110043

9.    PAK IL KYU

a.    Description: Official for Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, which specializes in acquisition for DPRK’s defence industries and support to Pyongyang’s military-related sales. Its procurements also likely support the DPRK’s chemical weapons programme.
b.    A.K.A.: Pak Il-Gyu
c.    Identifiers: Nationality: DPRK; Passport no.: 563120235; Gender: male

and entities: 

1.    FOREIGN TRADE BANK (FTB)

a.    Description: Foreign Trade Bank is a State-owned bank and acts as the DPRK’s primary foreign exchange bank and has provided key financial support to the Korea Kwangson Banking Corporation.
b.    AKA: n/a
c.    Location: FTB Building, Jungsong-dong, Central District, Pyongyang, DPRK

2.    KOREAN NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY (KNIC)

a.    Description: The Korean National Insurance Company is a DPRK financial and insurance company and is affiliated with Office 39.
b.    AKA: Korea Foreign Insurance Company
c.    Location: Central District, Pyongyang, DPRK

3.    KORYO CREDIT DEVELOPMENT BANK

a.    Description: Koryo Credit Development Bank operates in the financial services industry in the DPRK’s economy.
b.    AKA: Daesong Credit Development Bank; Koryo Global Credit Bank; Koryo Global Trust Bank
c.    Location: Pyongyang, DPRK

4.    MANSUDAE OVERSEAS PROJECT GROUP OF COMPANIES

a.    Description:  Mansudae Overseas Project Group of Companies engaged in, facilitated, or was responsible for the exportation of workers from the DPRK to other nations for construction-related activities including for statues and monuments to generate revenue for the Government of the DPRK or the Workers’ Party of Korea.  The Mansudae Overseas Project Group of Companies has been reported to conduct business in countries in Africa and Southeast Asia including Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Benin, Cambodia, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Malaysia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia, Syria, Togo and Zimbabwe.
b.    AKA: Mansudae Art Studio
c.    Location: Pyongyang, DPRK

to its North Korean sanctions, following the adoption of tougher DPRK sanctions by the United Nations. Also, the following persons were updated:

List Update for Aliases

— JANG BOM SU (KPi.016) – New AKA: Jang Hyon U with date of birth 22 February 1958 and diplomatic passport number 836110034, which expires on 1 January 2020.

— JON MYONG GUK (KPi.018) – New AKA: Jon Yong Sang with date of birth 25 August 1976 and diplomatic passport number 836110035, which expires on 1 January 2020.

As the release notes, these are not the official listings and listing changes – those will be issued separately,

This time, DFAT provided a link to the UN’s Web notice, rather than attaching a PDF. Whew! To be honest, the Web notice is really the entire ebb and flow of the UN meeting, not just listings – there are a host of new sanctions in the UN Resolution.

Link:

UN Web Notice

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