Expanding sanctions against North Korea
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, is proposing new and expanded autonomous sanctions in response to North Korea's reckless and dangerous nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
The Australian Government joined the international community in condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile test on 12 February 2017. It followed an unprecedented rate of provocations in 2016 including two nuclear tests and more than 20 ballistic missile tests.
The proposed new sanctions will target North Korea's extractives industry and its vessels, building on the tough sanctions we already have in place.
Media release: Expanding sanctions against North Korea