February 25, 2024

UN considering oil sales ban to North Korea, overseas labor and textile freezes

Draft measures would designate Air Koryo, place travel ban and asset freeze on leadership

The United Nations is considering heavy new sanctions that would prohibit all oil product sales to North Korea, as well as stopping member states hiring North Korean laborers, purchasing its textiles, and operating joint venture businesses in the country, a draft resolution seen by NK News showed on Thursday.

The draft resolution – penned by the United States for consideration by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – would also designate North Korea's national airline as well as implement a travel ban and asset freeze on senior leadership figures including Kim Jong Un, his sister Kim Yo Jong, and Hwang Pyong So, the DPRK's Vice Chairman of the State Affairs Commission.