Japan extends sanctions on North Korea
The Japanese authorities are introducing additional restrictions against the DPRK. This measure is announced as a response to the next test by North Korea of an intercontinental ballistic missile, informs RIA Novosti with reference to the statement of the Secretary General of the Government of Japan Hirokazu Matsuno.
“As additional measures by our country against North Korea, it was decided to add to the sanctions list three more individuals associated with the DPRK’s nuclear missile program, the development of which is prohibited by UN Security Council resolutions,” Hirokazu Matsuno quoted the publication as saying.
Under the new restrictive measures of Tokyo, the deputy head of the department of the DPRK military industry, Chung Il-ho, the former head of the military industry, Yu-jin, and the former director of the General Political Bureau of the People’s Army of Korea, Kim Soo-gil, fell under the new restrictive measures of Tokyo.
On March 16, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. She flew a thousand kilometers and stayed in flight for 70 minutes. On March 17, the North Korean leader announced that this launch held as a response on military exercises of the United States and South Korea. He also stressed that Pyongyang is ready to respond “to nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons.”