The Council of the European Union on Thursday added 14 persons and four entities to the bloc’s sanction lists against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The decision brought the total number of the persons and entities on the lists to 53 and 46, respectively.
Those on the lists are subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions in the EU.
The council said in a statement that the move is in line with the UN Security Council resolution 2356 adopted on Friday.
The UN Security Council agreed to add more DPRK individuals and entities to its sanctions list in response to the country’s repeated ballistic launches.
Condemning “in the strongest terms” the nuclear weapon and ballistic missile development in the face of earlier sanction resolutions, the 15-member council imposed travel bans and asset freezes on 14 individuals.
Others are two companies, one bank and the Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People’s Army.
The DPRK test-fired multiple projectiles believed to be ground-to-ship cruise missiles on Thursday morning into its eastern waters, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Thursday.