US targets Singapore, Marshall Islands firms in new North Korea sanctions

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US targets Singapore, Marshall Islands firms in new North Korea sanctions - Reuters

US targets Singapore, Marshall Islands firms in new North Korea sanctions - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Oct 7): The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions following North Korea's latest missile launches this week, targeting a fuel procurement network that Washington said supports Pyongyang's weapons programs and its military.Friday's action targeted two Singapore-registered companies and a Marshall Islands-registered firm, the US Treasury Department said in a statement, as Washington seeks to hold North Korea accountable for ship-to-ship transfers that circumvent United Nations sanctions on the country.'By designating these entities and individuals, the United States

WASHINGTON (Oct 7): The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions following North Korea's latest missile launches this week, targeting a fuel procurement network that Washington said supports Pyongyang's weapons programs and its military.Friday's action targeted two Singapore-registered companies and a Marshall Islands-registered firm, the US Treasury Department said in a statement, as Washington seeks to hold North Korea accountable for ship-to-ship transfers that circumvent United Nations sanctions on the country.

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Friday's action targeted two Singapore-registered companies and a Marshall Islands-registered firm, the US Treasury Department said in a statement, as Washington seeks to hold North Korea accountable for ship-to-ship transfers that circumvent United Nations sanctions on the country. "By designating these entities and individuals, the United States is sending a clear message that we will continue to take actions against those who support the development and sustainment of the DPRK’s military and weapons arsenal," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a separate statement, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name. As Melbourne's third side behind Victory and City, Western United were mocked by rival fans when they joined the league in 2019 and failed to build a home stadium promised in their expansion bid. North Korea's mission to the United Nations in New York did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Rashford emerged after halftime and needed only eight minutes to equalise with a well-placed shot from just outside the box into the far corner. The sanctions came after North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan on Tuesday, which prompted joint South Korean and US missile drills. "We want to be a team that keeps evolving. North Korea also fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday in the direction of Japan, after the return of a US aircraft carrier to the region and a UN Security Council meeting in response to the North's recent launches. The England forward then produced a clever backheel to set up fellow substitute Antony Martial who put United ahead.

Those launches were the sixth time in 12 days that North Korea has test fired ballistic missiles. "The biggest thing for us (over the off-season) was not having that complacency. United moved on to six points in the group standings, three behind leaders Sociedad. Decades of US-led sanctions have not stemmed North Korea's increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear bomb programs, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has shown no interest in returning to a failed path of diplomacy he pursued with former US President Donald Trump. The United States accused China and Russia on Wednesday of enabling Kim by protecting Pyongyang from attempts to strengthen UN Security Council sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. They've trained probably even harder than they did last pre-season. The Treasury in the fresh sanctions on Friday said it targeted Singapore-based Kwek Kee Seng, Taiwan-based Chen Shih Huan and Marshall Islands-registered company New Eastern Shipping Co Ltd — which Treasury said also has an address in China and Singapore. PSV Eindhoven's Yorbe Vertessen scored twice in a 5-1 rout of their hosts FC Zurich in Group A. It accused them of being involved in the ownership or management of a vessel that has participated in several deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea. They will share the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on the other side of town with Victory and City this season, one of a raft of venues United used for home games in the last campaign. PSV Eindhoven's Yorbe Vertessen scored twice in a 5-1 rout of their hosts FC Zurich in Group A.

Washington said the vessel conducted ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean vessels and at least one direct delivery and said it engaged in"deceptive shipping practices." United Nations sanctions monitors have found that North Korea has repeatedly circumvented restrictions on trade of things like coal and oil, often through transfer from ship to ship at sea. NEW ARRIVALS City, part of the consortium that owns Premier League champions Manchester City, will be desperate to make amends for their Grand Final meltdown after finishing top of the league at the end of the regular season. Also designated were Singapore-registered Anfasar Trading (S) Pte Ltd and Singapore-registered Swanseas Port Services Pte Ltd over their links to Kwek, Treasury said. Swanseas Port Services and Anfasar Trading did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the sanctions on the companies or Kwek. Four-times champions Victory will also look to challenge for silverware after their resurgence last season under Tony Popovic, who has brought in former Manchester United winger Nani to add a new attacking dimension. Reuters could not immediately reach New Eastern Shipping for comment.

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