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Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/785 of 19 May 2016 amending Decision 2013/183/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

OJ L 131, 20.5.2016, p. 73–78 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 28/05/2016; Implicitly repealed by 32016D0849

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2016/785/oj

20.5.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 131/73


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2016/785

of 19 May 2016

amending Decision 2013/183/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/183/CFSP of 22 April 2013 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and repealing Decision 2010/800/CFSP (1), and in particular Article 19(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 22 April 2013, the Council adopted Decision 2013/183/CFSP.

(2)

In view of the gravity of the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, eighteen persons and one entity should be added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures in Annex II to Decision 2013/183/CFSP. Entries concerning two persons included in that Annex should also be updated.

(3)

Annex II to Decision 2013/183/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex II to Decision 2013/183/CFSP is amended as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 19 May 2016.

For the Council

The President

A.G. KOENDERS


(1)  OJ L 111, 23.4.2013, p. 52.


ANNEX

(1)

In Part I (A) of Annex II to Decision 2013/183/CFSP, the persons listed below are added to the list of persons and entities responsible for the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes or persons or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or entities owned or controlled by them, subject to restrictive measures:

 

Name

(and possible aliases)

Identifying information

Reasons

15.

CHOE Kyong-song

 

Colonel General in the army of the DPRK. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in DPRK. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

16.

CHOE Yong-ho

 

Colonel General in the army of the DPRK. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in DPRK. Commander of the air forces. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

17.

HONG Sung-Mu

(alias HUNG Sung Mu)

DOB: 1.1.1942

Deputy-director of the Munitions Industry Department (MID). In charge of the development of programmes concerning conventional arms and missiles, including ballistic missiles. One of the main persons responsible for the industrial development programmes for nuclear arms. As such, responsible for DPRK nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related, or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

18.

JO Chun Ryong

(aliases CHO Chun Ryo'ng, JO Chun-Ryong, JO Cho Ryong)

DOB: 4.4.1960

Chairman of the Second Economic Committee (SEC) since 2014 and responsible for managing the DPRK's munitions factories and production sites. The SEC was designated under UNSCR 2270 (2016) for its involvement in key aspects of the DPRK's missile programme, its responsibility for overseeing the production of the DPRK's ballistic missiles, and for directing the activities of KOMID — DPRK's primary arms trading entity. Member of the National Defence Commission. Has participated in several ballistic-missile-related programmes. One of the key principals in the arms industry of the DPRK. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

19.

JO Kyongchol

 

General in the army of the DPRK. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in 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 destruction-related programmes.

20.

KIM Chun-sam

 

Lieutenant General, former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in DPRK. Director of the Operations Department of the Military Headquarters of the Army of the DPRK and first vice chief of the Military Headquarters. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

21.

KIM Chun-sop

 

Member of the National Defence Commission, which is a key body for national defence matters in DPRK. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

22.

KIM Jong-gak

DOB: 20.7.1941

POB: Pyongyang

Vice Marshal in the army of the DPRK, former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in DPRK. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

23.

KIM Rak Kyom

(alias KIM Rak-gyom)

 

Four Star General, Commander of the Strategic Forces (aka Strategic Rocket Forces) which now reportedly command 4 strategic and tactical missile units, including the KN08 (ICBM) brigade. The United States has designated the Strategic Forces for engaging in activities that have materially contributed to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in DPRK. Media reports identified KIM as attending the April 2016 ICBM engine test with KIM Jung Un. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

24.

KIM Won-hong

DOB: 7.1.1945

POB: Pyongyang

Passport No: 745310010

General, Director of the State Security Department. Minister of State Security. Member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea and National Defence Commission, which are the key bodies for national defence matters in DPRK. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

25.

PAK Jong-chon

 

Colonel General in the army of the DPRK, Chief of the Korean People's Armed Forces, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the Firepower Command Department. Chief of the Military Headquarters and Director of the Artillery Command Department. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in DPRK. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

26.

RI Jong-su

 

Vice Admiral. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in DPRK. Commander in chief of the Korean Navy, which is involved in the development of ballistic missile programmes and in the development of the nuclear capacities of the DPRK naval forces. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

27.

SON Chol-ju

 

Colonel General of the Korean People's Armed Forces and Political director of the Air and Anti-Air Forces, which oversees the development of modernised anti-aircraft rockets. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

28.

YUN Jong-rin

 

General, former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea and member of the National Defence Commission, which are the key bodies for national defence matters in DPRK. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

29.

PAK Yong-sik

 

Four Star General, member of the State Security Department, Minister of defence. Member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers Party of Korea and of the National Defence Commission, which are the key bodies for national defence matters in DPRK. Was present at the testing of ballistic missiles in March 2016. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

30.

HONG Yong Chil

 

Deputy Director of the Munitions Industry Department (MID). The Munitions Industry Department — designated by the UNSC on 2 March 2016 — 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, weapons production and R & D programmes. 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. HONG has accompanied KIM Jong Un to a number of events related to the development of the DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and is thought to have played a significant role in the DPRK's nuclear test on 6 January 2016. Vice –Director of the Workers Party of Korea Central Committee. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

31.

RI Hak Chol

(aliases RI Hak Chul, RI Hak Cheol)

DOB: 19.1.1963 or 8.5.1966

Passport Nos: 381320634, PS- 563410163

President of Green Pine Associated Corporation (‘Green Pine’). According to the UN Sanctions Committee, Green Pine has taken over many of the activities of the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID). KOMID was designated by the Committee in April 2009 and is the DPRK's primary arms dealer and main exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons. Green Pine is also responsible for approximately half of the arms and related materiel exported by the DPRK. Green Pine has been identified for sanctions for exporting arms or related material from North Korea. Green Pine specializes in the production of maritime military craft and armaments, such as submarines, military boats and missile systems, and has exported torpedoes and technical assistance to Iranian defence-related firms. Green Pine has been designated by the United Nations Security Council.

32.

YUN Chang Hyok

DOB: 9.8.1965

Deputy Director of the Satellite Control Centre, National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA). NADA is subject to sanctions under UNSCR 2270 (2016) for involvement in the DPRK's development of space science and technology, including satellite launches and carrier rockets. UNSCR 2270 (2016) condemned the DPRK's satellite launch of 7 February 2016 for using ballistic missile technology and being in serious violation of resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), and 2094 (2013). As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

(2)

In Part I (B) of Annex II to Decision 2013/183/CFSP, the entity listed below is added to the list of entities responsible for the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes subject to restrictive measures:

 

Name

(and possible aliases)

Identifying information

Reasons

13.

Strategic Rocket Forces

 

Within the DPRK national armed forces, this entity is involved in the development and operational implementation of ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

(3)

In Part I (A) of Annex II to Decision 2013/183/CFSP, the entries for the following persons are replaced in the list of persons and entities responsible for the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes or persons or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or entities owned or controlled by them, subject to restrictive measures:

 

Name

(and possible aliases)

Identifying information

Reasons

3.

CHU Kyu-Chang

(alias JU Kyu-Chang)

DOB: 25.11.1928

POB: South Hamgyo'ng Province

Member of the National Defence Commission, which is a key body for national defence matters in DPRK. Former director of the department of munitions of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers' Party. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK's nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

8.

PAEK Se-bong

Year of birth: 1946

Former Chairman of the Second Economic Committee (responsible for the ballistics programme) of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers' Party. Member of the National Defence Commission.


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