Thailand Intensifies Sanctions On North Korea

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth arriving for a meeting at the Government House in Bangkok, 1 October 2014.

BANGKOK — Thailand's military government has approved tougher sanctions on North Korea in accordance with a United Nations resolution.

Yesterday the Cabinet adopted the United Nations Security Council's Resolution 2141, which called for an extension of existing sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea until April 2015. 

The measure was a response to North Korea's continued effort to develop nuclear capabilities, which the UN has called a threat to global security. 

The Thai Cabinet also instructed various agencies, including the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Commerce, and the Anti-Money Laundering Organisation (AMLO), to toughen financial sanctions on the pariah state. 

Diplomatic relations between Thailand and North Korea were formally established in 1975. The Thailand-DPRK Friendship Association in Bangkok occasionally organises trips to the Communist nation and other diplomatic activities. 

 

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