Last Updated: June 9, 2024



Cho'ng-sik Kim


A leading official guiding the DPRK's WMD development efforts. Serving as Deputy Director of the Workers' Party of Korea Munitions Industry Department.


Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

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Ch'oe So'k-min is an overseas Foreign Trade Bank representative. In 2016, Ch'oe So'k-min was the deputy representative of the Foreign Trade Bank branch office in that overseas location. He has been associated with cash transfers from that overseas Foreign Trade Bank office to banks affiliated with North Korean special organizations and Reconnaissan...

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(Date of designation: 16.10.2017)

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


UN, EU country specific

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Democratic People's Republic of Korea


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

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- 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...

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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...

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