EU Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea

European Union expanded sanctions against North Korea over the country’s nuclear tests and launches of ballistic missiles.

The new sanctions are aimed at the country’s metalworking, aerospace and arms-related industries, and services in computing, mining, chemicals and refining.

The EU added four people to its blacklist of those subject to travel bans and asset freezes because of links to the North Korean leadership and weapons programme.

The EU first imposed sanctions in 2006 and has steadily expanded their range since to include embargoes on arms, trade in gold and precious metals and luxury goods.