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Angola submits implementation report of sanctions on N. Korea

By 박형기

Published : Aug. 6, 2016 - 14:33

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Angola has submitted its action plan on how to implement sanctions imposed on North Korea in line with the United Nations Security Council's push to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile development, U.S.-based media outlets said Saturday.

Angola, known to have maintained friendly ties with the North for over 40 years, recently submitted the 4-page-long implementation report, according to the Voice of America and Radio Free Asia.

In the report, the African country cited bans on exports of aircraft fuel and mineral products along with its stepped-up inspection of freight planes and ships moving in and out of Pyongyang.

It also specified personal information on two diplomats currently under UNSC-led investigation, saying that it keeps an eye on their activities, they said. One of the diplomats was known to have been involved in exporting the parts and technology needed to produce patrol boats.

A North Korean citizen working for a mine developer was also included on its watchlist.

This marked the first time that Angola has submitted such an action plan on related to sanctions on the North since 2006.

Angola and North Korea have kept friendly ties since both established diplomatic relations in April 1976. UN member countries have been asked to submit their implementation reports on sanctions led by the UNSC under Resolution 2270 adopted in March in the wake of the North's fourth nuclear test in January followed by a long-range missile launch in February. Around 40 countries have filed their implementation reports. (Yonhap)