India Approves UN Sanctions on North Korea

IAS Prelims 2023

India has notified the compliance of the UN resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea which include prevention of direct or indirect supply, sale, transfer or export of all weaponry and related material through its territories or by its nationals to that country.

The notification also banned supply, sale or export of other items, materials, equipment, goods and technology, which could contribute to North Korea’s nuclear-related, ballistic missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

The sale of luxury goods including jewellery, gems, yachts and luxury automobiles like racing cars and except food or medicine, that could directly contribute to the development of North Korea’s operational capabilities of its armed forces is also prohibited.

It also mentions immediate freezing of the funds, other financial assets and economic resources which are on its territories, which are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the persons or entities engaged in or providing support for the North Korea’s nuclear-related, other weapons of mass destruction-related and ballistic missile-related programmes, including through other illicit means.