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(LEAD) S. Korea submits implementation report for sanctions on N. Korea

All News 20:45 June 02, 2016

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with details from the report)

SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has submitted its action plan on how to carry out sanctions that the United Nations slapped on North Korea following its nuclear and long-range missile tests earlier this year, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

The government submitted the so-called implementation report to a committee of the U.N. based in New York on Wednesday (local time), according to the ministry.

"The Korean government has established a concrete system to fully implement its obligations under the relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions and it will continue to contribute to the international efforts to strengthen the global non-proliferation regime," said the 10-page report written in English.

The implementation report includes the government's explanations on measures taken against the North, such as restrictions on shipping and transportation, along with other financial and economic restrictions.

All trade and exchanges between the two Koreas have been suspended, the report noted.

"Our government will make continued efforts to implement the resolution through close cooperation with the international community," Cho June-hyuck, spokesperson for the ministry, told reporters at a regulator press briefing.

The U.N. Security Council adopted the Resolution 2270 in early March in response to the North's fourth nuclear test and a long-range missile launch in January and February.

Member countries have been asked to submit their own implementation reports within 90 days of the resolution's adoption, which falls on Thursday.

A foreign ministry source earlier said that around 4-5 countries, including Monaco, have already submitted their own implementation reports to the U.N.


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