States imposed sanctions against Russia and China for assistance to the DPRK.
The U.S. Treasury Department announced the introduction of the international package of sanctions, including against Russian companies and individuals for helping the DPRK regime in violation of international sanctions imposed against it due to the missile and nuclear tests.
This is stated in the official message of the U.S. Treasury, released on Thursday.
“Office of foreign assets control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department today added to the list of sanctions six institutions and three individuals and three companies in response to the ongoing developments in North Korea of weapons of mass destruction, and the violation of its resolution of the UN Security Council,” reads the official statement.
Under U.S. sanctions were legal and individuals of North Korea, Russia and China. Among others, this list includes Moscow-based company Ardis-Bearings LLC along with the Director Igor Michurin, the Russian “the Independent oil company” (NNK) and its subsidiary JSC “Primornefteproduct”.
In the notes, in particular, says that NOC “has signed a contract for the supply of oil to North Korea, and reportedly provided the DPRK, oil products more than $ 1 million.” In addition, NNK is suspected of providing assistance to the North Korean regime to circumvent international sanctions imposed.
Washington stressed that these actions are imposed against the military programs of the DPRK, nuclear developments, and aimed at reducing the income of the regime from mining of coal and minerals and from its foreign financial transactions.