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We shall implement UN resolutions on North Korea - Govt

By David Lumu

Added 24th February 2017 12:54 PM

Describing the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions as mandatory, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, said Uganda has already dispatched a periodical report to the UN

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Describing the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions as mandatory, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, said Uganda has already dispatched a periodical report to the UN

Ambassador Patrick Mugoya. Photo/File

Uganda is already implementing the existing UN Security Council Resolutions on North Korea and will continue to do so, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have said.

Describing the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions as mandatory, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, said Uganda has already dispatched a periodical report to the UN, indicating the progress on the implementation of the sanctions on North Korea.

“Security Council resolutions are mandatory, and we are implementing all the resolutions on North Korea. We have just sent a periodical report to the UN on the implementation progress of the Security Council resolutions on North Korea,” he said yesterday.

UN Security Council strengthened sanctions on North Korea, unanimously adopting a new resolution 2321 November 30, 2016, condemning the 6th nuclear test that North Korea conducted in September 2016. 

In November last year, the UN Security Council, imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea under resolution 2321, condemning a nuclear test that North Korea leaders conducted in September 2016. The Security Council member states said the actions of North Korea did not only violate the treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) but also threatened world peace and stability.

The UN 2321 resolution on North Korea dictates that all UN member states must inspect cargo within or transit through their territory to North Korea and also prohibits member states and their nationals from leasing or chartering their flagged vessels to North Korea.

“In addition, it decided that all States should deny permission for any aircraft to take off from, land at or overfly their respective territories if such aircraft contained items for supply, sale, transfer or export of which were prohibited by all related resolutions, except in cases of emergency landing,” a statement issued by the UN noted.

The UN Security Council also decided that North Korea should not supply, sell or transfer coal, iron, iron ore, gold, titanium ore, vanadium ore, and rare earth minerals, and that all States should prohibit their nationals from procuring such materials. 

“By other terms, it decided that all States should prevent the sale or supply of aviation fuel — including aviation gasoline, naphtha-type jet fuel, kerosene-type jet fuel, and kerosene-type rocket fuel — whether or not originating in their own territory, to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” UN stated.

type jet fuel, kerosene-type jet fuel, and kerosene-type rocket fuel — whether or not originating in their own territory, to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” UN stated.

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