Boris Johnson backs fresh sanctions on North Korea imposed by European ministers

Boris Johnson backs fresh sanctions on North Korea imposed by European ministers

The Foreign Secretary said North Korea had to take full responsibility for its "aggressive" actions

Monday, October 16, 2017

European ministers are to sign off fresh sanctions for North Korea.

This is according to Boris Johnson, who said increasing the economic pressure on the regime in Pyongyang was the best option to end the country’s nuclear weapons programme.

The Foreign Secretary is due to meet foreign ministers in Luxembourg to iron out details of the plans.

Reports claim there is to be a ban on investment into the state, while exports of oil are to end.

Names are to be added to the list of regime officials to be affected by travel bans and freezing of assets.

Johnson said the secretive state continued to pose an “unacceptable threat” to the international community.

The Foreign Secretary insisted North Korea had to take on the full responsibility for the sanctions and called for it to halt its “aggressive actions.”