EU seeks to ramp up pressure on North Korea by imposing fresh sanctions of its own

Published on 13 Sep 2017, 12:10
EU "유엔 새 대북제재안 이행• 독자제재 마련"

More countries are eager to play a part in forcing a positive change from the out of control regime.
At the EU, discussions are ongoing on possibly imposing a new set of unilateral sanctions.
The UK announced a new blacklist of North Korean entities.
Connie Kim outlines what they are.

The European Union is seeking to ramp up pressure on North Korea by imposing fresh sanctions of its own on the heels of the newly adopted UN Security Council resolution 2375.
A day after the Security Council unanimously backed new sanctions on the Kim Jong-un regime…. the EU's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, told the European Parliament that tighter, better enforced sanctions are key to forcing Pyongyang to negotiate an end to the crisis.
Mogherini said the EU will continue discussions from last week on additional EU sanctions to complement actions decided by the Security Council and put maximum pressure on the North.

"In moments like this, against the unprecedented threat posed by North Korea, only a united international community can help build effective solutions. This is needed because we are still far from the goal of a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula."

She made it clear that the EU is focused on achieving peace on the Korean peninsula through diplomatic means,… expressing opposition to any military attack as it could easily spiral into a large-scale conflict.
While the new set of sanctions is still under discussion,… EU countries, including Britain, are pushing for an expulsion of North Korean workers posted in Europe.
Action from the United Kingdom came quickly as its Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation blacklisted four entities also on the new UN Security Council resolution; Pak Yong-sik , Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea , Organization and Guidance Department and the Propaganda and Agitation Department.
The four entities were also blacklisted on Switzerland's State Secretariat for Economic Affairs following the UN Security Council's adoption of the resolution.
More action is expected to follow,... only deepening North Korea's isolation,... but there's a widespread belief that it won't be enough to stop Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
Connie Kim, Arirang News.

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