BANGKOK, Thailand -- The Thai Cabinet has assigned the Ministry of Commerce to expedite issuing ministerial regulations against exporting, transiting and importing some products to and from North Korea in accordance with a recent resolution of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Assistant Government Spokesman Colonel Athisith Chainuwat told journalists of the development after the Thai Cabinet's weekly meeting on Tuesday.

According to the assistant spokesman, the Thai Cabinet has resolved to follow the recent UNSC decision on sanctions against North Korea, covering its armed forces, in response to Pyongyang's frequent nuclear tests.

Based on the UNSC resolution, the assistant spokesman said, the Thai government bans the export, transit and import of fuel used for helicopters, airplanes and ships to and from North Korea and its armed forces.

The assistant spokesman stated that the ban also covers Thailand's export, transit and import of minerals and statues to and from Pyongyang and its armed forces.

Besides, the Cabinet has assigned the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Security Council (NSC) to consider official sanctions additionally against targeted North Korean individuals, agencies and networks in order to comply with the UNSC resolution.


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