Russia ready to boost dialogue with ASEAN — defense ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 10:46
IS terrorists control less than 5% of Syria’s territory — Russian defense ministerMilitary & Defense October 24, 9:53
Russian tennis star Sharapova provides humanitarian aid to hurricane-hit Puerto RicoSport October 24, 9:39
CBP: Hermitage Capital’s Browder has right to enter USWorld October 24, 3:56
US agents deny Russian diplomats access to remove archive from San Francisco consulateRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 1:20
Trump potentially ready to meet with Putin at APEC summitWorld October 23, 20:44
Mancini unlikely to drop Russia’s Zenit for West Ham — Italian ex-striker VialliSport October 23, 20:05
Volkswagen and Daimler inspected in European Commission’s antimonopoly probesBusiness & Economy October 23, 19:40
Baltic Fleet corvettes on long-distance voyage pass through English ChannelMilitary & Defense October 23, 18:56
TOKYO, August 25. /TASS/. Japan has expanded its North Korea sanctions blacklist by including four Chinese and two Namibian companies, the Japanese government said on Friday.
Among the Chinese companies hit by the sanctions is China’s Dandong bank, suspected of assisting North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The companies from Namibia were sanctioned for reportedly hiring North Korean workers.
The blacklist of individuals was also expanded to include one Chinese and one North Korean citizen. Their assets in Japan, if they have such, will be frozen.
To date, Japan’s unilateral sanctions over North Korea were imposed on 72 companies and organizations and over 80 individuals. Those measures are intended to limit imports of goods and resources from North Korea and curb foreign currency inflow to the Communist state.
The blacklist was previously expanded in late July to include five companies, including two from China, and nine individuals employed in the sectors of finance, transport and export of natural resources.
On August 5, the UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution, toughening sanctions against North Korea following the Communist state’s missile launches. The document bans exports of various types of minerals and goods from the country, including coal, iron, lead and shellfish.
Other restrictions include targeted measures against individuals and companies linked to Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.