Angola Submits Implementation Report of Sanctions on N. Korea

Seoul, – Angola has submitted its action plan on how to implement sanctions imposed on North Korea in line with the United Nations Security Council’s push to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile development, Yonhap News Agency reported Saturday.

Angola, known to have maintained friendly ties with the North for over 40 years, recently submitted the implementation report in which the African country cited bans on exports of aircraft fuel and mineral products along with its stepped-up inspection of freight planes and ships moving in and out of Pyongyang, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA).

The report also included a diplomat and another North Korean citizen on its blacklist for financial and travel restrictions.

This marked the first time that Angola has submitted its implementation report for any North Korea-related sanctions.

UN member countries have been asked to submit their implementation reports on sanctions led by the UNSC under Resolution 2270 adopted in March in the wake of the North’s fourth nuclear test in January followed by a long-range missile launch in February.

Around 40 countries have filed their implementation reports.

Source: Qatar News Agency