U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian, Chinese entities for supporting N Korea
U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian, Chinese entities for supporting N Korea
Japan Calls for Pressure on Pyongyang as US, S. Korea Drills Get underway
22 August, 2017, 22:01
The Treasury targeted three Russians - Mikhail Pisklin, Andrey Serbin and Irina Huish - accusing them of trading in fuel on behalf of North Korea through companies based in Sinagpore.
China was rumored to have temporarily banned oil exports to North Korea in September 2006, prior to Pyongyang's first nuclear test, but has always been sensitive to such measures and officials later told a visiting USA delegation that no such suspension had ever taken place.
The US Treasury imposed the sanctions on 10 companies and six individuals that help North Korea develop weapons by providing raw materials or conducting business that helped Pyongyang secure funding for its nuclear and weapons programmes.
The sanctions unveiled Tuesday effectively block those targeted from accessing much of the global financial system and freeze any USA assets as well. Ltd - had collectively imported almost a half billion dollars' worth of North Korean coal between 2013 and 2016.
But she emphasized that the US first hoped to get North Korea to credible talks as a result of the latest United Nations sanctions, without any additional measures targeting oil and gas.
S.Korea, US begin talks over reviewing trade deal The value of USA goods exported to Korea fell 0.03 percent from $43.5 billion in 2011 to $42.3 billion in 2016, the report said. The U.S. exported $1.6 billion worth of passenger cars last year to South Korea, up from $417 million five years earlier.
Among those hit by the sanctions was Russian national Ruben Kirakosyan and his Moscow-based company Gefest-M LLC, which the Treasury Department accuses of procuring metals for a sanctions-barred company involved in North Korea's nuclear weapons program known as Korean Tangun Trading Corp.
Compared with the US$147.5 million worth of garments North Korea exported to China in the second quarter, the figure was lower at US$120 million in the three months earlier, accounting for about 24 per cent of total exports to China.
The latest steps stopped short of targeting Chinese financial institutions dealing with North Korea, a step that would have greatly angered Beijing.
Clothing imported by major apparel retailers and brands with "Made in China" labels could have been made by low-paid garment workers in North Korea, an investigation suggests.
Mr Mnuchin said the USA would continue to put pressure on North Korea by isolating companies that aided the regime in Pyongyang from the United States financial system.
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