Last Updated: February 25, 2024

Kyongchol JO

Aliases

Kyong Chol JO; 조경철

Position

General in the Korean People’s Army. Appointed as a member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea in June 2022. Director of the Military Security Command.

Linked to

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:L_202302576

Official reason

General in the Korean People’s Army. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in the DPRK. Director of the Military Security Command. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass...

Other Information

(Date of UN designation: 2016-05-20)

Date of listing

2023-11-14

Program information

Authority

EU

Program

Restrictive measures in relation to the non-proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction

Regime

UN, EU country specific

Target State

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Measures

Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission

Sanctions Portfolio

- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - Member States shall enforce travel restrictions on persons listed in Annex I, II and III of Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/849. Member States shall also expel: (1) DPRK nationals who they dete...

Official Information

The ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related activities of the DPRK represent a serious threat to international peace and security. These activities undermine the global non-proliferation and disarmament regime of which the EU has been a steadfast supporter for decades. In this context, the EU has implemented the restrictive measures imposed b...

Program URL

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02016D0849-20230404