South Korea, Japan declare new unilateral sanctions on North Korea

World - Pavan Pandey - Dec 02,2016

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south korea japan declare new unilateral sanctions on north korea

On Friday, South Korea and Japan announce a new and fresh unilateral sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).

South Korea and Japan impose a new and fresh unilateral sanctions on North Korea over Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear test.

This announcement came two days after the UN Security Council approved harder-than-ever sanctions over the nuclear and missile tests done by North Korea.

North Korea has rejected the UN resolution, pointed at cutting Pyongyang’s yearly export profits by a quarter after the fifth and largest nuclear test. The nation called it as a conspiracy by the United States to deny its powers.  Both Japan and South Korea already have widespread unilateral sanctions in place against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

In a statement South Korea said, it blacklisted dozens of new prominent North Korean officials by banning South Koreans from engaging in financial dealing with them. Amid the North Korean officials, includes leader Kim Jong Un’s two closest aides, Hwang Pyong So, Choe Ryong Hae.

According to the South Korean government statement, the blacklisted people include those tangled in coal experts and the dispatch of laborers abroad. South Korea further added, it will also ban Seoul-based foreign nuclear and missile professionals from re-entering the nation if they visit North Korea and pledge activities that threaten South Korea's domestic interest.

Japan said it was also reintroducing its sanctions against the North Korea. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told the media about the decision and fully criticized the nuclear tests and missile launches as "a new threat that must not be permitted." Mr. Suga also mentioned that, the country will resume hard work to bring home all kidnapped people by North Korea, also more strongly blocking visits from North Korean administrators and punishing associated groups, including those in China.