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Document 32022R1331

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1331 of 28 July 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

ST/11215/2022/INIT

OJ L 201, 1.8.2022, p. 5–22 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2022/1331/oj

1.8.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 201/5


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2022/1331

of 28 July 2022

implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 of 30 August 2017 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and repealing Regulation (EC) No 329/2007 (1), and in particular Articles 47(2) and 47(5) thereof,

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

Whereas:

(1)

On 30 August 2017, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2017/1509.

(2)

In accordance with Article 47a(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1509, the Council has reviewed the lists of designated persons and entities set out in Annexes XV, XVI, XVII and XVIII to that Regulation.

(3)

The restrictive measures against all persons and entities in the lists set out in Annexes XV and XVI to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 should be maintained, with the exception of one deceased person designated in Annex XV to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509, whose entry should be removed from that Annex. The statement of reasons for 17 persons and one entity, and the identifying information for 59 persons and five entities should be updated.

(4)

On 30 June 2022, the United Nations Security Council (‘UNSC’) Committee established pursuant to UNSC Resolution 1718 (2006) updated the information relating to one person in the list set out in Annex XIII to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509.

(5)

Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes XIII, XV and XVI to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 28 July 2022.

For the Council

The President

M. BEK


(1)  OJ L 224, 31.8.2017, p. 1.


ANNEX

(1)

In Annex XIII to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509, under the heading ‘List of persons, entities and bodies referred to in Article 34(1) and 34(3)’, subheading ‘(a) Natural persons’, entry 29 is replaced by the following:

 

Name

Alias

Identifying information

Date of UN designation

Statement of reasons

‘29.

Pak Chun Il

 

Passport: 563410091;

DOB: 28.7.1954;

Nationality: DPRK

30.11.2016

Served as the DPRK Ambassador to Egypt and provides support to KOMID. Concluded his tour of duty and left Egypt on 15 November 2016.’

(2)

Annex XV to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 is amended as follows:

(a)

under the heading ‘List of persons, entities and bodies referred to in Article 34(1) and 34(3)’, subheading ‘(a) Natural persons designated in accordance with point (a) of Article 34(4)’, entries 1, 3 to 13 and 16 to 31 are replaced by the following:

 

Name (and possible aliases)

Alias

Identifying information

Date of designation

Reasons

‘1.

CHON Chi Bu

전지부

CHON Chi-bu

Gender: male

22.12.2009

Member of the General Bureau of Atomic Energy, former technical director of Yongbyon. Photographs connected him to nuclear reactor in Syria before it was bombed by Israel in 2007.

3.

O Kuk-Ryol

오극렬

O Kuk Ryol

DOB: 7.1.1930

POB: Jilin Province, China.

Gender: male

22.12.2009

Korean People’s Army General, former deputy Chairman of the National Defence Commission, which was a key body for national defence matters in the DPRK, responsible for supervising the acquisition from other countries of advanced technology for nuclear and ballistic programmes. Former Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Central Committee.

4.

PAK Jae-gyong

박재경

PAK Chae-Kyong

PAK Jae Gyong

DOB: 10.6.1933

Passport number: 554410661

Gender: male

22.12.2009

General of the Korean People’s Army. Former Deputy Director of the General Political Department of the People’s Armed Forces and former Deputy Director of the Logistics Bureau of the People’s Armed Forces (military adviser to late Kim Jong-Il). Present at KIM Jong Un’s inspection of Strategic Rocket Force Command in 2012. Former member of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. President of the Korean Committee of Veterans against Imperialism.

5.

RYOM Yong

렴영

 

Gender: male

22.12.2009

Director of the General Bureau of Atomic Energy (entity designated by the United Nations), in charge of international relations.

6.

SO Sang-kuk

서상국

SO Sang Kuk

DOB: 30.11.1938

Gender: male

22.12.2009

Head of the Department of Nuclear Physics, Kim Il Sung University.

7.

KIM Yong Chol

김영철

KIM Yong-Chol; KIM Young-Chol; KIM Young-Cheol; KIM Young-Chul

DOB: 1946

POB: Pyongan-Pukto, DPRK

Gender: male

19.12.2011

Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea Political Bureau, the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and, until June 2022, Director of the United Front Department. Former commander of Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), an entity sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council.

8.

CHOE Kyong-song

최경성

CHOE Kyong song

DOB: 1945

Gender: male

20.5.2016

Colonel General in the Korean People’s Army. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in 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.

9.

CHOE Yong-ho

최용호

CHOE Yong Ho

Gender: male

20.5.2016

Colonel General in the Korean People’s Army/Korean People’s Army Air Force General. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in the DPRK. Commander of Korean People’s Army Air Force and Anti-aircraft force. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

10.

HONG Sung-Mu

홍승무

HONG Sung Mu

DOB: 1.1.1942

Gender: male

20.5.2016

Vice Director of the Munitions Industry Department (MID). The MID – designated by the UN Security Council on 2 March 2016 – is involved in key aspects of the DPRK’s missile programme. The MID is responsible for overseeing the development of the DPRK’s ballistic missiles, including research and development programmes. As such, Hong is responsible for the DPRK’s nuclear arms-related, ballistic-missile-related, or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes. He witnessed the launch of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile on 28 November 2017. Participated in a meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Korean Workers’ Party in July 2020 dedicated to ‘deterrence from war’, a euphemism used to refer to the DPRK nuclear programme. Re-elected to Party Central Committee in January 2021.

11.

JO Kyongchol

조경철

JO Kyong Chol

Gender: male

20.5.2016

General in the Korean People’s Army. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in the 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. Accompanied Kim Jong Un to largest-ever long-range artillery fire drill. Re-elected to Party Central Committee in January 2021.

12.

KIM Chun-sam

김춘삼

KIM Chun Sam

Gender: male

20.5.2016

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 the DPRK. Former Director of the Operations Department of the Military Headquarters of the Korean People’s Army 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.

13.

KIM Chun-sop

김춘섭

KIM Chun Sop

Gender: male

20.5.2016

Former director of the Munitions Industry Department (MID). The MID – designated by the UN Security Council on 2 March 2016 – is involved in key aspects of the DPRK’s missile programme. The MID is responsible for overseeing the development of the DPRK’s ballistic missiles, including research and development programmes. Former member of the National Defence Commission, which was a key body for national defence matters in 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. Present at a photo session for those who contributed to successful SLBM test in May 2015.

16.

KIM Won-hong

김원홍

KIM Won Hong

DOB: 7.1.1945

POB: Pyongyang, DPRK

Passport number: 745310010

Gender: male

20.5.2016

General of the Korean People’s Army. Former First Deputy Director of the General Political Department of the Korean People’s Army. Former Director of the State Security Department. Former Minister of State Security. Former Member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea and National Defence Commission, which was a key body for national defence matters in 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.

17.

PAK Jong-chon

박정천

PAK Jong Chon

Gender: male

20.5.2016

Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party, Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea and Member of the State Affairs Commission. Marshal and former Chief of the General Staff. Performed the formal review at the 25 April 2022 military parade, which with his current positions indicate his continuing role in and responsibility for supporting or promoting the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes. Elected to the Party Central Committee, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission in January 2021.

18.

LI Yong-ju

리용주

RI Yong Ju

Gender: male

20.5.2016

Admiral of the Korean People’s Army. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which is a key body for national defence matters in the DPRK. Former Commander in chief of the Korean People’s 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.

19.

SON Chol-ju

손철주

SON Chol Ju

Gender: male

20.5.2016

Colonel General of the Korean People’s Army. Vice Director, Guidance Bureau of the Korean People’s Army General Political Bureau and former Political Director of the Air and Anti-Air Forces, which oversee 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. Son was listed as participating in a meeting of the Central Military Commission in May 2020 as Deputy Director responsible for the organisation of the Korean People’s Army.

20.

YUN Jong-rin

윤정린

YUN Jong Rin

Gender: male

20.5.2016

General of the Korean People’s Army, former commander of the Supreme Guard Command. Former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea and member of the National Defence Commission, which was a key body for national defence matters in 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.

21.

HONG Yong Chil

홍영칠

 

Gender: male

20.5.2016

Vice Director of the Munitions Industry Department (MID). The MID – designated by the UNSC on 2 March 2016 – is involved in key aspects of the DPRK’s missile programme. The MID is responsible for overseeing the development of the DPRK’s ballistic missiles, including R&D programmes. The Second Economic Committee and the Second Academy of Natural Sciences – also designated in August 2010 – are subordinate to the MID. Hong was described in 2019 as one of the leading officials in the field of national defence science. He accompanied Kim Jong Un during the firing of a new type of tactical guided weapon, and during the inspection of a new type of submarine under construction.

 

 

 

 

 

He was one of the scientists congratulated by Kim Jong Un in 2017 for the launch of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and observed earlier engine tests and other ballistic launches. In 2016, he accompanied Kim Jong Un to a meeting with scientists in which research to mount nuclear warheads on tactical and strategic missiles was discussed. He may have played a significant role in the DPRK’s nuclear test on 6 January 2016. As such, he is responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

22.

RI Hak Chol

리학철

RI Hak Chul; RI Hak Cheol

DOB: 19.1.1963 or 8.5.1966

Passport numbers: 381320634,

PS- 563410163

Gender: male

20.5.2016

President of Green Pine Associated Corporation (‘Green Pine’). According to the UN Sanctions Committee in 2012, Green Pine had 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 was also seen as responsible for approximately half of the arms and related materiel exported by the DPRK. Green Pine was identified for sanctions for exporting arms or related materiel from the DPRK. Green Pine specialises 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 UNSC.

23.

YUN Chang Hyok

윤창혁

 

DOB: 9.8.1965

Gender: male

20.5.2016

Deputy Director of the Satellite Control Centre, National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA), which Kim Jong Un visited prior to the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test on 24 March 2022. 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.

24.

RI Myong Su

리명수

 

DOB: 1937

POB: Myongchon, North Hamgyong, DPRK

Gender: male

7.4.2017

Vice Marshall of the Korean People’s Army, first vice commander of the Korean People’s Army Supreme Command. Until 2018, member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Chief of Staff of the People’s Armed Forces. Chief military representative at a state funeral in May 2022, but described as veteran in an April 2022 parade. Ri Myong Su has been influential in national defence matters including the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes. Ri is a member of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA).

25.

SO Hong Chan

서홍찬

 

DOB: 30.12.1957

POB: Kangwon, DPRK

Passport: PD836410105

Passport date of expiration: 27.11.2021

Gender: male

7.4.2017

Former First Vice-Minister of the People’s Armed Forces, former Director General of the Rear Services Bureau and former member of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Re-elected as a Member of the Central Committee in January 2021. In this capacity, So Hong Chan is responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

26.

WANG Chang Uk

왕창욱

 

DOB: 29.5.1960

Gender: male

7.4.2017

Minister for Industry and Atomic Energy, promoted to full Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee in December 2021. In this capacity, Wang Chang Uk is responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

27.

JANG Chol

장철

 

DOB: 31.3.1961

POB: Pyongyang, DPRK

Passport number: 563310042

Gender: male

7.4.2017

Member of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission and former president of the State Academy of Sciences, an organisation dedicated to the development of technological and scientific capacities of the DPRK. In this latter capacity, Jang Chol held a strategic position for the development of DPRK nuclear activities. As such, responsible for supporting or promoting the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes.

28.

KIM Su Gil

김수길

KIM Su-Gil

DOB: 1950

Nationality: DPRK

Gender: male

21.4.2022

In his capacity as Director of the Korean People’s Army General Political Bureau between 2018 and 2021 and a Member of the State Affairs Commission between 2019 and 2021, he was responsible for the implementation of the Korean Workers’ Party decisions, related to the development of nuclear and ballistic programmes in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2270 (2016), 2321 (2016), 2356 (2017), 2371 (2017), 2375 (2017), and 2397 (2017).

29.

JON Il Ho

전일호

JON Il-Ho

DOB: 1955 or 1956

Nationality: DPRK

Gender: male

21.4.2022

In his capacity as a ‘leading official in the field of national defence science’, he plays a major role in and is responsible for the development of the DPRK’s weapons of mass destruction programmes. Promoted to Colonel General in August 2019, recipient of the February 16 Science and Technology Prize, Director of the Research Institute of Automation and Institute Director of Kim Chaek University of Technology, and Vice Director of a Department of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party, he participated at the launches of the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on 4 July 2017 and 28 July 2017, as well as most other missile launches in 2017, 2019 and March 2020.

30.

JONG Sung Il

정승일

JONG Sung-Il

DOB: 20.3.1961

Passport number: 927240105

Nationality: DPRK

Gender: male

21.4.2022

In his capacity as a ‘Senior Party Official’ and ‘leading official in the field of national defence science’ and identified by a UN Member State as a former Vice-Director of the Munitions Industry Department of the Central Committee of Workers’ Party of Korea in 2017, he plays a major role in and is responsible for the development of the DPRK’s weapons of mass destruction programmes, in particular ballistic missiles. He was present during the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests on 4 July 2017 and 28 July 2017 and present during ballistic missiles/large Multiple Launch Rocket System launches on 24 August 2019 and 10 September 2019.

31.

YU Jin

유진

YU Jin

DOB: 1960

Nationality: DPRK

Gender: male

21.4.2022

In his capacity as Director of the Munitions Industry Department and Alternative Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of Workers’ Party of Korea, he is responsible for playing a major role in the development of the DPRK’s weapons of mass destruction programmes both in nuclear and ballistic fields. He accompanied Kim Jong Un to the National Aerospace Development Administration prior to the March 2022 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch and took part in the 2021 National Defence Exhibition, which displayed apparently new weapons systems. As Deputy Director he was present during the Hwasong-14 ICBM tests of 4 July 2017 and 28 July 2017, as well as Kim Jong Un’s inspection of a new type of submarine, which the DPRK indicated was intended for the ‘strategic’ purpose of deploying submarine-launched ballistic missiles, possibly capable of carrying nuclear warheads, on 22 July 2019 and the ballistic missile launches of 25 July and 30 July 2019, and 2 August 2019.’

(b)

under the heading ‘List of persons, entities and bodies referred to in Article 34(1) and 34(3)’, subheading ‘(a) Natural persons designated in accordance with point (a) of Article 34(4)’, entry 2 is deleted.

(c)

under the heading ‘List of persons, entities and bodies referred to in Article 34(1) and 34(3)’, subheading ‘(b) Legal persons, entities and bodies designated in accordance with point (a) of Article 34(4)’, entries 4 and 5 are replaced by the following:

 

Name (and possible aliases)

Alias

Location

Date of designation

Reasons

‘4.

Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre

녕변 원자력 연구소

영변 원자력 연구소

 

 

22.12.2009

Facilities capable of producing fissile material for military uses, including a 5MW (e) reactor, a plutonium reprocessing facility (radio-chemical laboratory), and a reported uranium enrichment facility. Centre maintained by the General Bureau of Atomic Energy (entity designated by the UNSC, 16.7.2009). In its final report of March 2022, the Panel of Experts set up pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1874 noted the completion of external work on a light-water reactor and the construction of other buildings at the site, as well as indications that the 5MW (e) reactor was operational in 2021. Plumes of steam from the uranium dioxide production building indicated that the DPRK would continue production of fissile material.

5.

Korean People’s Army

조선인민군

 

 

16.10.2017

The Korean People’s Army includes the Strategic Rocket Force, which controls the DPRK’s nuclear and conventional strategic missile units. The Strategic Rocket Force has been listed by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2356 (2017).’

(d)

under the heading ‘List of persons, entities and bodies referred to in Article 34(1) and 34(3)’, subheading ‘(c) Natural persons designated in accordance with point (b) of Article 34(4)’, entries 1 to 6 are replaced by the following:

 

Name (and possible aliases)

Alias

Identifying information

Date of designation

Reasons

‘1.

JON Il-chun

전일춘

JON Il Chun

DOB: 24.8.1941

Gender: male

22.12.2010

Former Director of ‘Office 39’, an office of the Worker’s Party of Korea responsible for acquiring hard currency, and former Director General of the State Development Bank. In this capacity, he was responsible for procuring financial resources that could be used to support the nuclear and ballistic missile programme. ‘Office 39’ was also in charge of bypassing sanctions by purchasing goods through DPRK diplomatic representations. Representative of the National Defence Commission, which was a key body for national defence matters in the DPRK, he was elected director-general of the State Development Bank in March 2010. Elected Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee alternate member in May 2016 at the 7th Party Congress of Workers’ Party of Korea.

2.

KIM Tong-un

김동운

KIM Tong Un

DOB: 1.11.1936

Gender: male

22.12.2009

Former director of ‘Office 39’ of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which was involved in proliferation financing. He may have also worked in another Party unit, ‘Office 38’, to raise funds for the leadership and elites that could have supported the nuclear and ballistic missile programme.

3.

KIM Yong Nam

김영남

KIM Yong-Nam, KIM Young-Nam, KIM Yong-Gon

DOB: 2.12.1947

POB: Sinuju, DPRK

Gender: male

20.4.2018

KIM Yong Nam has been identified by the Panel of Experts as an agent of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, an entity that has been designated by the United Nations. He and his son KIM Su Gwang have been identified by the Panel of Experts as engaging in a pattern of deceptive financial practices, which could have contributed to the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes. KIM Yong Nam opened various current and savings accounts in the European Union and was involved in various large bank transfers to bank accounts in the European Union or to accounts outside the European Union while working as a diplomat, including to accounts in the name of his son KIM Su Gwang and daughter-in-law KIM Kyong Hui.

4.

DJANG Tcheul Hy

장철희

JANG Tcheul-hy, JANG Cheul-hy, JANG Chol-hy, DJANG Cheul-hy, DJANG Chol-hy, DJANG Tchoul-hy, KIM Tcheul-hy

DOB: 11.5.1950

POB: Kangwon

Gender: female

20.4.2018

DJANG Tcheul Hy was involved together with her husband KIM Yong Nam, her son KIM Su Gwang and her daughter-in-law KIM Kyong Hui in a pattern of deceptive financial practices, which could have contributed to the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes. She was the owner of several bank accounts in the European Union, which were opened by her son KIM Su Gwang in her name. She was also involved in several bank transfers from accounts from her daughter-in-law KIM Kyong Hui to bank accounts outside the Union.

5.

KIM Su Gwang

김수광

KIM Sou-Kwang, KIM Sou-Gwang, KIM Son-Kwang, KIM Su-Kwang, KIM Soukwang, KIM Su-gwang, KIM Son-gwang

DOB: 18.8.1976

POB: Pyongyang, DPRK

Diplomat, DPRK Embassy, Belarus

Gender: male

20.4.2018

KIM Su Gwang has been identified by the Panel of Experts as an agent of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, an entity that has been designated by the United Nations. He and his father KIM Yong Nam have been identified by the Panel of Experts as engaging in a pattern of deceptive financial practices, which could have contributed to the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes. KIM Su Gwang opened multiple bank accounts in several Member States, including under family members’ names. He was involved in various large bank transfers to bank accounts in the European Union or to accounts outside the European Union while working as a diplomat, including to accounts in the name of his spouse KIM Kyong Hui.

6.

KIM Kyong Hui

김경희

 

DOB: 6.5.1981

POB: Pyongyang, DPRK

Gender: female

20.4.2018

KIM Kyong Hui was involved together with her husband KIM Su Gwang, her father-in-law KIM Yong Nam and her mother-in-law DJANG Tcheul Hy in a pattern of deceptive financial practices, which could have contributed to the DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes. She received several bank transfers from her husband KIM Su Gwang and father-in-law KIM Yong Nam, and transferred money to accounts outside the Union in her name or the name of her mother-in-law, DJANG Tcheul Hy.’

(3)

Annex XVI to Regulation (EU) 1509/2017 is amended as follows:

(a)

under the heading ‘List of persons, entities or bodies referred to in Article 34(1) and 34(3)’, subheading ‘(a) Natural persons’, entries 1 to 19 and 21 to 26 are replaced by the following:

 

Name (and possible aliases)

Identifying information

Date of designation

Reasons

‘1.

KIM Hyok Chan

김혁찬

Date of birth: 9.6.1970

Passport number: 563410191

16.10.2017

Kim Hyok Chan has served as Secretary at the DPRK embassy in Angola and as representative of Green Pine, a UN listed entity, including negotiating contracts for the refurbishment of Angolan naval vessels in violation of the prohibitions imposed by United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

2.

CHOE Chan Il

촤찬일

 

22.1.2018

Director of the Dandong office of Korea Heungjin Trading Company, a UN designated entity. Korea Heungjin is used by KOMID, another UN designated entity, for trading purposes. KOMID was designated by the UN Sanctions 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.

3.

KIM Chol Nam

김철남

 

22.1.2018

Dandong branch of Sobaeksu United Director of the Corp which has been designated by the Union. Representative of the Beijing branch of Korea Changgwang Trading Corporation, which has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as an alias of KOMID. KOMID was designated by the Sanctions 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.

4.

JON Chol Young

a.k.a: JON Chol Yong

전철영

Date of birth: 30.4.1975

Passport number: 563410192

Diplomat DPRK Embassy, Angola

22.1.2018

Former representative in Angola of Green Pine Associated Corporation and DPRK diplomat accredited to Angola.

Green Pine has been designated by the UN for activities including violating the UN arms embargo. Green Pine has also negotiated contracts for the refurbishment of Angolan naval vessels in violation of the prohibitions imposed by United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

5.

AN Jong Hyuk

a.k.a: An Jong Hyok

안정혁

안종혁

Date of birth: 14.3.1970

Passport number: 563410155

22.1.2018

Representative of Saeng Pil Trading Corporation, an alias of Green Pine Associated Corporation, and DPRK diplomat in Egypt.

Green Pine has been designated by the UN for activities including breach of the UN arms embargo.

An Jong Hyuk was authorized to conduct all types of business on behalf of Saeng Pil, including signing and implementing contracts and banking business. The company specializes in the construction of naval vessels and the design, fabrication and installation of electronic communication and marine navigation equipment.

6.

YUN Chol a.k.a. CHOL Yun

윤철

 

22.1.2018

Yun Chol has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as contact person of the DPRK Company General Precious Metal involved in the sale of lithium-6, a UN prohibited nuclear-related item, and DPRK diplomat.

General Precious Metal has previously been identified by the Union as an alias of the UN designated entity Green Pine.

7.

CHOE Kwang Hyok

최광혁

 

22.1.2018

Choe Kwang Hyok has served as a representative of Green Pine Associated Corporation, a UN designated entity.

Choe Kwang Hyok has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as chief executive of Beijing King Helong International Trading Ltd, an alias of Green Pine. He has also been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as director of Hong Kong King Helong Int'l Trading Ltd and operator of the DPRK entity named Beijing representative office of Korea Unhasu Trading Company, which are also aliases of Green Pine.

8.

KIM Chang Hyok

a.k.a: James Kim

김창혁

Date of birth: 29.4.1963

Place of birth: N. Hamgyong

Passport number: 472130058

22.1.2018

Kim Chang Hyok has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as the representative of Pan Systems Pyongyang in Malaysia. Pan Systems Pyongyang has been designated by the European Union for assisting in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council through the attempted sale of arms and related materiel to Eritrea. Pan Systems is also controlled by and works on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau which has been designated by the United Nations.

Established multiple accounts in Malaysia in the name of front companies of ‘Glocom’, itself a front company of designated entity Pan Systems Pyongyang.

9.

PARK Young Han

박영한

 

22.1.2018

Director of Beijing New Technology which has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as a front company of KOMID. KOMID was designated by the Sanctions 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.

Legal representative of Guancaiweixing Trading Co., Ltd, which was identified by the UN Panel of Experts as the shipper of an intercepted shipment to Eritrea of military-related items in August 2012.

10.

RYANG Su Nyo

량수니오

Date of birth: 11.8.1959

Place of birth: Japan

22.1.2018

Director of Pan Systems Pyongyang. Pan Systems Pyongyang has been designated by the Union for assisting in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council through the attempted sale of arms and related materiel to Eritrea. Pan Systems is also controlled by and works on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau which has been designated by the United Nations.

11.

PYON Won Gun

변원군

Date of birth: 13.3.1968

Place of birth: S. Phyongan

Service passport number: 836220035

Passport number: 290220142

22.1.2018

Director of Glocom, a front company of Pan Systems Pyongyang. Pan Systems Pyongyang has been designated by the Union for assisting in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council through the attempted sale of arms and related materiel to Eritrea. Pan Systems is also controlled by and works on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau which has been designated by the United Nations.

Glocom advertises radio communications equipment for military and paramilitary organizations.

Pyon Won Gun has also been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as a DPRK national operating Pan Systems Pyongyang.

12.

PAE Won Chol

배원철

Date of birth: 30.8.1969

Place of birth: Pyongyang

Diplomatic passport number: 654310150

22.1.2018

Pae Won Chol has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as a DPRK national operating Pan Systems Pyongyang. Pan Systems Pyongyang has been designated by the European Union for assisting in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council through the attempted sale of arms and related materiel to Eritrea. Pan Systems is also controlled by and works on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau which has been designated by the United Nations.

13.

RI Sin Song

리신송

 

22.1.2018

Ri Sin Song has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as a DPRK national operating Pan Systems Pyongyang. Pan Systems Pyongyang has been designated by the Union for assisting in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council through the attempted sale of arms and related materiel to Eritrea. Pan Systems is also controlled by and works on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau which has been designated by the United Nations.

14.

KIM Sung Su

김성수

 

22.1.2018

Kim Sung Su has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as representative of Pan Systems Pyongyang in China. Pan Systems Pyongyang has been designated by the Union for assisting in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council through the attempted sale of arms and related materiel to Eritrea. Pan Systems is also controlled by and works on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau which has been designated by the United Nations.

15.

KIM Pyong Chol

김병철

 

22.1.2018

Kim Pyong Chol has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as a DPRK national operating Pan Systems Pyongyang. Pan Systems Pyongyang has been designated by the Union for assisting in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council through the attempted sale of arms and related materiel to Eritrea. Pan Systems is also controlled by and works on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau which has been designated by the United Nations.

16.

CHOE Kwang Su

최광수

Date of birth: 20.4.1955

Passport number: 381210143 (expiration date: 3.6.2016)

22.1.2018

Choe Kwang Su has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as a representative of Haegeumgang Trading Company. In this capacity Choe Kwang Su signed a DPRK – Mozambique military cooperation contract in violation of the prohibitions imposed by United Nations Security Council Resolutions. The contract concerned the supply of arms and arm-related material to Monte Binga, a company controlled by the Government of Mozambique.

17.

PAK In Su

a.k.a: Daniel Pak

박인수

Date of birth: 22.5.1957

Place of birth: N. Hamgyong

Diplomatic passport number: 290221242

22.1.2018

Pak In Su has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as being involved in activities related to the sale of coal from DPRK in Malaysia in violation of the prohibitions imposed by the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

18.

SON Young-Nam

손영남

 

22.1.2018

Son Young-Nam has been identified by the UN Panel of Experts as being involved in the smuggling of gold and other items to the DPRK in violation of the prohibitions imposed by United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

19.

KIM Il-Su

a.k.a. KIM Il Su

김일수

DOB: 2.9.1965

POB: Pyongyang, DPRK

3.7.2015

Manager in the reinsurance department of the Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC) based in the headquarters in Pyongyang and former authorised chief representative of KNIC in Hamburg, acting on behalf of KNIC or at its direction.

21.

CHOE Chun-Sik

a.k.a. CHOE Chun Sik

최천식

DOB: 23.12.1963

POB: Pyongyang, DPRK

Passport number: 745132109

Valid until 12.2.2020

3.7.2015

Director in the reinsurance department of the Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC) based in the headquarters in Pyongyang acting on behalf of KNIC or at its direction.

22.

SIN Kyu-Nam

a.k.a. SIN Kyu Nam

신규남

DOB: 12.9.1972

POB: Pyongyang, DPRK

Passport number: PO472132950

3.7.2015

Director in the reinsurance department of the Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC) based in the headquarters in Pyongyang and former authorised representative of KNIC in Hamburg, acting on behalf of KNIC or at its direction.

23.

PAK Chun-San

a.k.a. PAK Chun San

박천산

DOB: 18.12.1953

POB: Pyongyang, DPRK

Passport number: PS472220097

3.7.2015

Director in the reinsurance department of the Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC) based in the headquarters in Pyongyang at least until December 2015 and former authorised chief representative of KNIC in Hamburg, continues to act for or on behalf of KNIC or at its direction.

24.

SO Tong Myong

서동명

DOB: 10.9.1956

3.7.2015

Former president of the Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC), former KNIC Executive Management Committee Chairman (June 2012); former KNIC General Manager, September 2013, acting on behalf of KNIC or at its direction.

25.

PAK Hwa Song

a.k.a. PAK Hwa-Song

박화성

Co-founder of the CONGO ACONDE company

POB: DPRK

Passport number: 654331357

Nationality: DPRK

Gender: male

Address: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

21.4.2022

Pak Hwa Song is engaged in sanctions evasion and responsible for supporting financially the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic programmes. He is co-founder of the CONGO ACONDE company, a front company of the PAEKHO TRADING CORPORATION. PAEKHO is involved in the export of statues to several Sub-Saharan countries in violation of UN sanctions. Pak also opened a bank account in a Lubumbashi branch of a Cameroon-based bank in violation of UNSC resolutions. Pak works with Hwang Kil Su. He provides financial services supporting the DPRK’s regime and nuclear programmes.

26.

HWANG Kil Su

a.k.a. HWANG Kil-Su

황길수

Co-founder of the CONGO ACONDE company

POB: DPRK

Passport number: 654331363

Nationality: DPRK

Gender: male

Address: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

21.4.2022

Hwang Kil Su is engaged in sanctions evasion and responsible for supporting financially the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic programmes. He is co-founder of the CONGO ACONDE company, a front company of the PAEKHO TRADING CORPORATION. PAEKHO is involved in the export of statues to several Sub-Saharan countries in violation of UNSC resolutions. Hwang also opened a bank account in a Lubumbashi branch of a Cameroon-based bank in violation of UNSC resolutions. Hwang works with Pak Hwa Song. He provides financial services supporting the DPRK’s regime and nuclear programmes.’

(b)

under the heading ‘List of persons, entities or bodies referred to in Article 34(1) and 34(3)’, subheading ‘(b) Legal persons, entities and bodies’, entries 1 to 4, 6 and 8 are replaced by the following:

 

Name (and possible aliases)

Identifying information

Date of designation

Reasons

‘1.

Korea International Exhibition Corporation

조선국제전람사

Address: Jungsong-dong, Central District, Sungri St, Pyonyang, DPRK

Telephone: 850 2 381 5926

Email: kiec@silibank.net.kp

16.10.2017

The Korea International Exhibition Corporation has assisted designated entities in the evasion of sanctions by hosting the Pyongyang International Trade Fair, which provides designated entities with the opportunity to breach UN sanctions by continuing economic activity.

2.

Korea Rungrado General Trading Corporation

a.k.a. Rungrado Trading Corporation

조선릉라도무역총회사

Address: Segori-dong, Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, DPRK

Telephone: 850-2-18111-3818022

Fax: 850-2-3814507

Email: rrd@co.chesin.com

16.10.2017

The Panel of Experts reported that Korea Rungrado General Trading Corporation has assisted in violating sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council Resolutions through the sale of Scud missiles to Egypt.

3.

Maritime Administrative Bureau

a.k.a. Maritime Administration of DPR Korea

조선민주주의인민공화국 국가해사감독국

Address: Ryonhwa-2Dong, Central District, Pyongyang, DPRK

PO Box 416

Telephone: 850-2-18111 Ex 8059

Fax: 850 2 381 4410

Email: mab@silibank.net.kp

Website: www.ma.gov.kp

16.10.2017

The Maritime Administrative Bureau has assisted in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council including by renaming and re-registering assets of designated entities and providing false documentation to vessels subject to United Nations sanctions.

4.

Pan Systems Pyongyang

a.k.a. Wonbang Trading Co.; Glocom; International Golden Services; International Global System

Address: Room 818, Pothonggang Hotel, Ansan-Dong, Pyongchon district, Pyongyang, DPRK

16.10.2017

Pan Systems has assisted in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council through the attempted sale of arms and related materiel to Eritrea.

Pan Systems is also controlled by and works on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, an entity that has been designated by the United Nations.

6.

Korea General Corporation for External Construction (Aliases: KOGEN, GENCO)

조선대외건설총회사

Address: Taedonggang District, Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

21.4.2022

The Korea General Corporation for External Construction (KOGEN), as a professional construction company abroad, relies on sending skilled workers abroad, according to the presentation made by the official DPRK internet portal Naenara, and has carried out projects in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Russia, Libya and Mongolia. It has also established local branches, such as in Zambia. KOGEN is, thereby, engaged in sanctions evasion and responsible for supporting financially the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic programmes as it transfers all or part of the wages of workers it sends abroad to the regime, a practice prohibited by UNSCR 2397 (2017).

8.

Korea Paekho Trading Corporation

(Alias: Joson Paekho Muyok Hoesa)

조선백호무역회사

Address: Chongryu 3-dong, Taedonggang District, Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

21.4.2022

Paekho Trading Corporation is an art company involved in constructing statues overseas, in exporting artwork statues produced by Paekho Art Studio, and facilitates illicit labour and access to international financial systems. It specifically targets development grants and loans, as well as foreign-direct investment earmarked for municipal projects. It is, thereby, engaged in sanctions evasion and responsible for supporting financially the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic programmes.’


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