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North Korea

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role the UK will take in the enforcement of the provisions of Paragraph 8 of UN Security Council Resolution 1718 regarding (a) the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), through their territories or by their nationals, of proscribed items, (b) the freezing of funds and financial assets linked to DPRK nuclear or weapons-related programmes and (c) the inspection of cargo to and from the DPRK. (95668)

The UK strongly supported and co-sponsored UN Security Resolution 1718 (2006) condemning the announced nuclear test by DPRK, and is fully committed to implementation of the sanctions. The UK will be implementing and enforcing the provision relating to the export to DPRK of proscribed items through the UK’s existing arrangements for export controls. The freezing of funds and financial assets will be implemented through secondary legislation, consistent with other UN sanctions regimes. The UK is currently discussing with its international partners what steps are appropriate in relation to the provision on cargo inspections.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to enforce UN sanctions against North Korea; and if she will make a statement. (96170)

The UK strongly supported and co-sponsored UN Security Resolution 1718 (2006) condemning the announced nuclear test by Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), and is fully committed to implementation of the sanctions. The UK will be implementing and enforcing the provision relating to the export to DPRK of proscribed items through the UK’s existing arrangements for export controls. The freezing of funds and financial assets will be implemented through secondary legislation, consistent with other UN sanctions regimes. The UK is currently discussing with its international partners what steps are appropriate in relation to the provisions of UNSCR 1718 (2006).