The US imposed sanctions against Russian companies for cooperation with North Korea

The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions against nine organizations and three individuals for cooperation with the DPRK in the field of development of missile and nuclear technology. About it reports Reuters.

In the list fall under the restrictions of the two Russian companies: “Ardis-Bearing” and “Independent petroleum company”, as well as a citizen of Russia Igor Michurin born in 1978.

In addition, under the American sanctions were companies from China and the DPRK, as well as several of the citizens of these countries.

May 29, North Korea fired another missile, allegedly of Scud (NATO designation of the Soviet R-17). According to the South Korean military, rocket, which was launched from the province of Gangwon, has covered a distance of about 450 kilometers. In the United States reported that the flight lasted six minutes, the missile fell into the sea of Japan.

In South Korea and Japan called the missile launch a violation of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council. Tokyo said a “strong protest”; Pyongyang stressed that the tests pose a “serious threat to peace and stability not only on the Korean Peninsula, but throughout the world.” Both countries intend to take retaliatory action. “We will be strengthened in cooperation with the United States and South Korea to pressure North Korea through sanctions and cooperation at the UN level,” said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.