The Japanese authorities have extended sanctions against the DPRK for two years. This is reported by Kyodo News.
The reason for the sanctions is the unresolved issue of Pyongyang's nuclear missile program and the abduction of Japanese citizens.
Earlier, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said that Tokyo hopes for tighter control by China over the implementation of sanctions against North Korea. He also noted that the sanctions against the DPRK are currently full of loopholes, and called for maintaining economic pressure on Pyongyang until the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is fully completed.
Before that, there were reports that Russia violates sanctions against the DPRK. Because of this, the United States decided to create a center that tracks the movements of ships that supply oil products to the DPRK in circumvention of sanctions.