Putin has imposed sanctions against North Korea

Vladimir Putin (left)

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about introduction of sanctions against North Korea. Relevant document posted by on the Official Internet portal of legal information.

“We should suspend scientific and technical cooperation with persons and groups of persons in the DPRK”, — stated in the decree. The collaboration allowed “in the field of nuclear science and technology, aerospace engineering and aviation technology or advanced production technologies and methods” only if it contributes to the development of nuclear and rocket programs of Pyongyang.

The President also instructed to deprive state registration in Russia marine vessels associated with the implementation of the nuclear program of the DPRK, and to prohibit such vessels in the Russian ports (except cases when entry into port is required in connection with an emergency situation).

The decree was signed in connection with the adoption of the resolution of the Security Council (SC) UN 2321, dated 30 November 2016.

On 12 September the UN security Council unanimously adopted a resolution imposing new sanctions against Pyongyang. Restrictions on exports to the DPRK, oil products, defines the limit of crude oil — the volumes should not exceed the figures for the past 12 months. Also, the DPRK will not be able to buy condensates and natural gas liquids and sell textile products. The security Council expressed its readiness to support the six-party talks and urged their resumption.