(AFP) – The European Union agreed a raft of new sanctions on Monday against North Korea in retaliation for the country’s nuclear test last week, EU officials said.
The measures range from financial measures to travel bans and asset freezes against individuals.
The sanctions include the implementation of individual sanctions approved at UN level as well as EU restrictions on financial dealings and trade sanctions on items potentially linked to Pyonyang’s ballistic and nuclear programmes, the source said.
“It is a tough package that aims to mark our opposition to the nuclear test,” conducted by Pyonyang on February 12, said a senior EU diplomat who asked not to be named.
The UN Security Council on January 22 ordered expanded sanctions against North Korea, adding its state space agency, a bank, four trading companies and four individuals to an existing UN sanctions list.