Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on North Korea

Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on North Korea

Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea in order to comply with a United Nations Security Council resolution.

The document was posted on the official web portal of legal information today.

The decree presumes additional restrictions in compliance with the resolution, including on trade, economic, financial, scientific and technical cooperation with North Korea.

"Scientific and technical cooperation with individuals or groups representing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea should be suspended," the document says.

The decree also presumes sanctions against 11 North Korean individuals and 10 entities related to Pyongyang's nuclear program. There is also a list of materials, technologies and products that are banned from being exported to North Korea.

Resolution 2321 is about special economic measures against North Korea and was adopted on November 30, 2016, as a response to Pyongyang's missile tests in late 2016.

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