June 03, 2023

New ROK sanctions target North Korea’s satellite and missile programs

South Korea’s foreign ministry releases list of 77 prohibited items in effort to curb DPRK’s ‘parade of provocations’

South Korea has imposed new sanctions targeting North Korea’s satellite development as part of a wider push to curb its “parade of provocations,” Seoul’s foreign ministry announced Tuesday, ahead of North Korea’s expected launch of a reconnaissance satellite later this year.

The ministry’s press release announcing the restrictions also features a watchlist of 77 prohibited items that the DPRK could use to advance its satellite program, including GPS navigation technology, antennae, camera-related equipment, optical payload components and solar panels.