The US has targeted alleged Chinese, Russian, and Singaporean supporters of the North Korean Regime, adding 6 people and 10 entities to its SDN List. Specifically, the new designations are aimed at people and entities who are assisting already-designated persons who support North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, deal in the North Korean energy trade, facilitate North Korea’s exportation of workers, or enable sanctioned entities to access US and international financial systems.
Among those listed are 3 Chinese coal importers, Russian firm Gefest-M, and 2 Singapore based companies said to be providing oil to North Korea. China has responded by saying that the US should “immediately correct its mistake” of imposing sanctions on Chinese people and entities. The US Treasury’s press release is here, and the details of the listings are here.