N. Korea arms dealers named in UN sanctions resolution
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The United Nations (UN) Security Council will add two top North Korean arms dealers to a sanctions list following the country's nuclear test last month, according to a copy of a United States (US)-China draft resolution obtained by AFP on Wednesday.
Yon Chong Nam, a trading company chief, and his deputy Ko Chol Chae are among three individuals, a government academy and an import firm that the resolution would sanction following the North's Feb 12 test.
The UN Security Council is expected to vote on Thursday on the resolution, which warns of "further significant measures" if the North stages a new nuclear test or rocket launch.
Yon is head of the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), which was added to the UN sanctions list in 2009 after North Korea's last nuclear test.