European Union adds nine people, four entities to North Korea sanctions list

EU extends sanctions on North Korean targets

EU extends sanctions on North Korean targets

"This resolution was adopted on 5 August 2017 in response to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s ongoing nuclear-weapon and ballistic missile-development activities, in violation and flagrant disregard of previous UN Security Council resolutions", the statement noted.

Following the Council's decision, the blacklist now includes 62 persons and 50 entities subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions in the EU.

Anchor: The Council of the European Union has added nine North Korean individuals and four entities to its North Korea sanctions lists in line with new United Nations sanctions following Pyongyang's recent ballistic missile provocations. Calling on North Korea to immediately halt its provocations, the European Union also urged the push for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula through peaceful means, not military action.

The warning is the latest in an exchange of bellicose rhetoric that has heightened concerns about a possible conflict between Washington and Pyongyang. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" Pyongyang has promised a "fair response" to the sanctions, without specifying, however, what it will be.

Last month, North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles, at least one of which experts believe could reach deep into the continental U.S. North Korea said it would fire ballistic missiles toward Guam, home to some 7,000 American military personnel. "They should be very nervous", Trump said on Thursday.