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Sanctions target North Koreans

July 17, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

The U.N. imposed new sanctions against five North Korean officials, four companies and a state agency, and banned imports of two weapons-making materials, in a rare unified push by the world's powers to thwart Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

The sanctions, which take immediate effect and are to be carried out by all of the U.N.'s 192 member nations, include travel bans against and a freeze on the financial assets of the officials and entities.

Nations also were instructed to refrain from supplying North Korea with certain types of graphite and para-aramid fiber -- two of the materials used in ballistic missile parts.

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