The Russian company was blacklisted by the U.S. because of sanctions against North Korea

© AFP 2018 / Andrew Caballero-ReynoldsФлаг US in front of the Ministry of justice in Washington. Archival photoThe Russian company was blacklisted by the U.S. because of sanctions against North Korea© AFP 2018 / Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

The us Treasury Department imposed sanctions against two shipping companies — one Russian and one Chinese. These measures adopted in the framework of sanctions against the North Korean nuclear program, the Agency reported on its website.

In the sanctions list includes companies Volasys Silverstar, was in Vladivostok and Yanbian Silverstar Netrwork Technology of China and a citizen of North Korea Yong song VA.

The UN Security Council imposed sanctions against North Korea after the fall of 2017, the situation on the Korean Peninsula deteriorated on the background of statements of Pyongyang on the next successful test of a hydrogen warhead, which is intended for Intercontinental ballistic missiles. And shortly before North Korea conducted a launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan. Resolution 2375 significantly limits export and import capabilities of North Korea. This is the most restrictive sanctions regime of the UN in the XXI century.

The United States has imposed against Pyongyang a series of unilateral restrictive measures that apply not only to the very North Korea, but also citizens and companies from third countries, if the United States consider them violators of international restrictions on cooperation with DPRK. So, previously, under the sanctions were, in particular, the Russian Bank «Agrosoyuz».

Us sanctions against Russia

Now operates several packages of sanctions imposed by the US against Russia. According to the report, assistant Minister of Finance Marshall Billingsley, from January 2017 the Ministry of Finance has imposed sanctions against 212 individuals and legal entities connected with Russia. Of these, 136 individuals and companies included in the sanctions list due to situation in Ukraine the law «On countering enemy of America» (CAATSA).

«We aggressively target key sectors of the Russian economy, using blocking sanctions against 14 Russian banks, and sanctions against 124 Russian financial institutions and 50 percent or more of its subsidiaries. In the energy sector, the Ministry of Finance has imposed blocking sanctions on 20 Russian firms and imposed sanctions against 80 Russian regions», — the report says.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin repeatedly called such restrictions are meaningless, and the «language of sanctions against Moscow» is counterproductive.
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