Japan New Sanctions On NK: Japan has now decided to impose new sanctions on North Korea. On Tuesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said Japan would impose additional sanctions against North Korea by freezing the assets of groups involved in missile development. “We cannot tolerate North Korea’s repeated provocations that threaten Japan’s security and international peace and security,” Matsuno said.
Ballistic missile fired over Japan
Japan has decided to impose new sanctions when North Korea has been conducting missile tests continuously for the past few days. The situation had worsened so much that North Korea also tested two missiles by firing over Japan. After this the situation in Japan had become worrisome regarding security. Japan had to declare even an emergency alert. This is the reason why now Japan has decided to impose new sanctions against North Korea.
Restrictions were also imposed in April
Earlier, in the month of April also, Japan imposed sanctions on North Korea regarding missile development. The government expanded sanctions against North Korea by freezing the assets of four Russian organizations and nine individuals from the reclusive Asian country for their involvement in Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile development programs.
America also imposed economic sanctions
On 7 October, America also imposed new sanctions on North Korea. Giving details of the sanctions, Foreign Minister Blinken said that this year alone North Korea – or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has launched 41 ballistic missiles, six of which are intercontinental ballistic missiles.
In response, he announced that the United States was imposing sanctions on “two individuals and three entities that directly support the DPRK weapons programs and the development of its military” for activities related to the export of petroleum to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “
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