Last Updated: June 20, 2024

Il Woo Cho


Il U Cho; Chol Cho; Chol Jo; Ch’o’l Cho


Director of the Fifth Bureau of the Reconnaissance General Bureau




Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Reg. ID

736410010 (passport-National passport) (Passport No 736410010.)

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Official reason

Director of the Fifth Bureau of the Reconnaissance General Bureau. Cho is believed to be in charge of overseas espionage operations and foreign intelligence collection for the DPRK.

Other Information

(UN ID: KPi.040)\n(Date of UN designation: 2017-06-02)

Date of listing


Program information




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


UN, EU country specific

Target State

Democratic People's Republic of Korea


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...

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