US imposes sanctions on North Korean IT firm

Treasury targets North Korean-run IT companies with financial sanctions | TheHill

The Trump administration blacklisted two North Korean-controlled information technology companies based in China and Russian Federation on Thursday as it pushed for progress by Kim Jong Un's government on denuclearization.

"Treasury is once again warning the IT industry, businesses, and individuals across the globe to take precautions to ensure that they are not unwittingly employing North Korean workers for technology projects", he said, noting that the U.S. will continue to enforce sanctions until the "final, fully verified denuclearization" of North Korea. This article is strictly for informational purposes only.

Thursday, September 13, the USA imposed new sanctions against the DPRK, under the restrictions were Russian and Chinese firms of cooperating with the North Korean regime.

Diplomats said Russian Federation pressured the independent sanctions monitors to amend the report.

It also said Pyongyang continues to defy global sanctions through a "massive increase" in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum products.

China Silver Star, also known as Yanbian Silverstar Network Technology Co., is associated with the Munitions Industry Department of North Korea's ruling party, which oversees the nation's ballistic missile programs, and with a state corporation that obtains commodities and technology to support North Korean defence research and procurement.

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Russian Federation argued the report filed to take into consideration Moscow's own analysis of the sanctions and that it had relied too heavily on intelligence from the US.

The Department of the Treasury also sanctioned a North Korean individual in the latest set of sanctions aimed at denuclearizing the regime.

"Russia can't be allowed to edit and obstruct independent United Nations reports on North Korea sanctions just because they don't like what they say". MsHaley called for the initial version of the report - dating from early August - to be published.

The U.N. Security Council will meet on Monday over the implementation of sanctions on North Korea at the request of Washington, the US mission to the United Nations said. "The full implementation of U.N. Security Council resolutions remains mandatory for all member states - including Russian Federation".

The Russian news agency TASS quoted Russia's U.N. Mission as saying the proposed sanctions were "unjustified".

September 6, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against North Korean companies and citizens of the DPRK for conducting cyber attacks.

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