Japan to extend sanctions against North Korea

The Japanese government has decided to extend 2 of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea for 2 more years.

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The Cabinet decided on Friday to extend a total embargo on trade with North Korea, as well as a ban on all North Korean-registered ships and those that have made port calls in the North from entering Japanese ports.

The 2 sanctions were due to expire on April 13th.

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters after the Cabinet meeting that the sanctions will be enforced strictly. He said the government will work for a comprehensive resolution of North Korean issues, including its nuclear and missile development, as well as abductions of Japanese nationals.

Japan has been imposing unilateral sanctions against North Korea since 2006, after the country conducted nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches.

Source and image: NHK
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