EU Boosts N. Korea Sanctions 02/27 05:54
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is boosting its sanctions against North
Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution following another nuclear
test in September last year.
The EU member states said in a statement Monday they will restrict trade in
coal and iron and ban imports of several other metals. The EU also imposed a
ban on helicopter and ship exports and tighten restrictions in the financial
services after the U.N. decision of November.
The EU first imposed sanctions on North Korea in late 2006. They target its
nuclear, weapons of mass destruction and missile programs.
Measures include bans on the trade of arms, goods and technology that could
contribute to the programs.