HMS Richmond Conducts North Korea Sanctions Enforcement

Royal Navy ship HMS Richmond recently conducted operations in the East China Sea to support United Nations sanctions efforts targeted against the Democratic Republic of Korea’s Weapons of Mass Destruction and ballistic missile programmes. The sanctions, adopted in 2017, ban the supply of fuel or refined petroleum products to DPRK. Detaching from the UK Carrier Strike Group, currently deployed to…

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United States Seizes Oil Tanker Used to Violate Sanctions Against North Korea

July 30, 2021 – A New York federal court today entered a judgment of forfeiture regarding the M/T Courageous, a 2,734-ton oil-products tanker used to make illicit deliveries of petroleum products through ship-to-ship transfers with vessels flagged in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and direct shipments to the North Korean port of Nampo. According to…

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HMAS Ballarat Joins UN Sanctions Patrol off North Korea

May 17, 2021 – Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Ballarat has joined the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council sanctions on North Korea. Ballarat’s support to sanctions enforcement marks the second Australian Defence Force contribution to Operation ARGOS this year. Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Greg Bilton said Operation ARGOS demonstrated Australia’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation and…

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HMAS Arunta Contributes to Operation ARGOS

October 29, 2020 – HMAS Arunta has arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a short logistics visit prior to participating in Operation ARGOS on 31 October 2020. Operation ARGOS is Australia’s contribution to the enforcement of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Australia’s ongoing sanctions enforcement operations, in close…

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NZ announces a third P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions

October 19, 2020 – The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark. “New Zealand has long supported the maintenance of peace and security…

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Japan Announces DPRK Ballistic Missile Launch

A suspected ballistic missile was fired from North Korea. It is estimated that they will not fly into Japan’s territory and will not fall into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The recent repeated launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea are serious issues for the entire international community, including Japan. In order to protect the lives and property of the…

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