US sanctions 5 North Korean officials after missile launches

The Treasury Department de EE.UU. sanctioned this wednesday to five senior officials from North Korea behind the launch from six missiles ballistic during the after four monthss by the Pyongyang regime, in violation of the resolutions of the UN National Security Council.

In a statement, eThe US Treasury charged to the sanctioned from “Provide goods for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.”

The Designated North Koreans for him US Government son Choe Myong Hyon, representative in Russia of an organization subordinate to the North Korean Second Academy of Natural Sciences, and Sim Kwang Sok, Kim Song Hun, Kang Chol Hak Y Pyon Kwang Chol, representatives in China of various agencies of the North Korean Executive.

The sanctions imply that all properties e interests of these individuos en EE.UU. come to be blocked and prohibits to whats citizens americans have business transactions The financial with the sanctioned.

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“The latest missile launches show that North Korea is pursuing its banned programs despite calls from the international community for diplomacy and denuclearization,” isaid the US Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson.

On Tuesday, North Korea launched other “unidentified projectile“in the direction of sea ​​of ​​japan, the South Korean Army reported, just six days after testing what Pyongyang described as a new hypersonic missile.

“North Korea launches unidentified projectile into the East Sea (name given to the Sea of ​​Japan in the two Koreas)”the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) reported on Tuesday in a brief statement about the launch, which was also notified by the Japanese government.

The rehearsal just arrived six days later about what North Korea, that has not given signs to be open to dialogue for him moment with South Korea o EE.UU., test another projectile that the regime described as a new hypersonic missile and that the detection systems of its southern neighbor and Japan had problems to identify initially due to its irregular flight. EFE

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