Putin signs decree to impose restrictions on Pyongyang
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree to impose a number of bans on North Korea in compliance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a post on Russia’s legal document portal said on Monday.
Russia will, most notably among other measures, suspend scientific and technical cooperation with individuals and institutions representing North Korea, according to the 39-page decree, XInhua reported.
On November 30, 2016, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the Resolution 2321 in response to Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear test on September 9.
In the UN document, the 15-nation council decided that Pyongyang should not supply, sell or transfer coal, iron and iron ore from its territory, but excluded transactions for livelihood purposes.
The council set an upper limit on Pyongyang’s coal exporting and banned the sale of copper, nickel, silver, zinc and statues from North Korea.