9 July 2018

Security Council 1718 Sanctions Committee Amends Two Entries on Its Sanctions List

On 9 July 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 1718 (2006) enacted the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough in the entry below on its 1718 Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by paragraphs 8(d) and 8(e) of Security Council resolution 1718 (2006) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

A. Individual

KPi.004 Name: 1: RI 2: HONG-SOP 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: Former director, Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center, and Head of Nuclear Weapons Institute DOB: 1940 POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 16 Jul. 2009 (amended on 9 July 2018) Other information: Former director, Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center, oversaw three core facilities that assist in the production of weapons-grade plutonium: the Fuel Fabrication Facility, the Nuclear Reactor, and the Reprocessing Plant.

B. Entity

A.k.a.: a) Military Supplies Industry Department b) MID F.k.a.: na Address: Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea Listed on: 2 Mar. 2016 (amended on 9 July 2018) Other information: The Munitions Industry Department is involved in key aspects of the DPRK's missile program.  MID is responsible for overseeing the development of the DPRK's ballistic missiles, including the Taepo Dong-2.  The MID oversees the DPRK's weapons production and R&D programs, including the DPRK's ballistic missile program.  The Second Economic Committee and the Second Academy of Natural Sciences — also designated in August 2010 — are subordinate to the MID.  The MID in recent years has worked to develop the KN08 road-mobile ICBM.  The MID oversees the DPRK’s nuclear program.  The Nuclear Weapons Institute is subordinate to the MID.

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