The Straits Times
Published on Feb 19, 2013

European Union agrees sanctions against North Korea for nuclear test


BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union agreed on a raft of new sanctions on Monday against North Korea in retaliation for the country's nuclear test last week, EU officials said.

The measures range from financial to travel bans and asset freezes against individuals.

They include implementation of individual sanctions approved at United Nations level, as well as EU restrictions on financial dealings and trade sanctions on items potentially linked to Pyongyang's ballistic and nuclear programmes, the source said.

"It is a tough package that aims to mark our opposition to the nuclear test" conducted by Pyongyang on Feb 12, said a senior EU diplomat who asked not to be named.