UN resolution bans 4 ships from all ports for violating N. Korea sanctions further tightening trade and security
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 10-Oct-2017
Pyongyang, October 10: North Korea is a potential threat to any nation after they have displayed themselves marvelously in front of the entire world. The UN Security Council has banned all nations from allowing four ships that transported prohibited goods to and from North Korea to enter any port in their country. The ships were reportedly the Petrel 8, Hao Fan 6, Tong San 2 and Jie Shun.
Hugh Griffiths, co-ordinator of a UN panel on North Korean sanctions, described the move as unprecedented. Griffiths later told several reporters that “this is the first time in UN history” that the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against Pyongyang has prohibited ships from entering all ports.
The UN Security Council expanded sanctions on North Korea last month in response to Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear test yet. Griffiths, speaking after the meeting on the enforcement of sanctions on North Korea, said the ships were found "transporting prohibited goods".
In August, UN resolution also banned exports of seafood, iron ore and coal from North Korea. The sanctions were expanded last month to further ban textiles export and North Korean guest workers. The trade restrictions were tightened after Pyonyang fired two missiles over Japan. Even after imposing sanctions on North Korea, the country continues it’s nuclear and missile development programs.