Federation Ship Banned for Breaking North Korea Sanctions

North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 in North Korea

North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 in North Korea

A United Nations diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the four blacklisted ships and the four vessels still being investigated had been linked to illicit trade in North Korean coal.

US President Donald Trump's administration is now going after North Korea's money as part of its campaign to rein in the hermit nation's weapons programs.

We are talking about the ship Petrel 8, Hao Fan 6, and 2 San Tong Shun Jie, registered in the Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis and North Korea.

The UN representative also added that the ban came into force on 5 October, but it does not provide for the freezing of assets and ban on entry.

The vessels are the first to be designated under stepped-up sanctions imposed on North Korea by the 15-member council in August and September over Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear test and two long-range ballistic missile launches.

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According to Mr. Griffiths, of the ship "was carrying prohibited goods".

Sources say the ships were found carrying coal, seafood and iron ore, exports banned by a United Nations resolution brought by the USA in August. In November past year, the Security Council capped North Korean coal exports and then in August imposed a complete ban.

The website listed the destination of the vessels as follows: the Petrel 8 was sailing from Yantai, in China's northeastern Shandong Province to Donghae, South Korea; Hao Fan 6 from Vladivostok Russia to Abashiri, Japan; Tong San 2 sailing from Bayuquan port in China's Liaoning province to Daesan, South Korea; while the Jie Shun's destination was unknown.

He was referring to the committee by its official name after resolution 1718 - the first sanctions measure that was imposed on North Korea following its first underground nuclear test in 2006. Both countries have previously vetoed tougher sanctions against the DPRK.

Its plan is to further isolate the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un diplomatically and cut off its access to the global financial system in the hopes that it will eventually put its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles on the negotiating table in exchange for sanctions relief.

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