March 29, 2023

EU targets North Korea nuclear program with new sanctions after missile tests

Europe playing ‘catch-up’ as US and allies have sanctioned DPRK in response to UN gridlock, expert says

The European Union has designated eight individuals and four entities for aiding North Korea’s weapons programs, following the lead of the U.S. and its allies to impose sanctions amid deadlock at the U.N. Security Council (UNSC).

“The new listings target those engaged in or providing support and funds for DPRK’s nuclear-related and ballistic-missile-related programmes,” the Council of the EU said in a press release Monday. “The EU condemns the significant increase of illegal missile launches by DPRK and its continuous undermining of the global non-proliferation regime.”