The Council of the EU announced Monday it had frozen assets of the North Koreans and added them to the travel ban list for engagement in illegal trade activities and steps aimed at facilitating the evasion of "sanctions imposed by the UN, including from abroad."
The total number of North Korean individuals on the EU's sanctions list has now reached 58, while there're 79 North Koreans on the UN's sanction list.
The UN Security Council has been introducing sanctions against Pyongyang to prevent it from developing the country’s nuclear program.
The new round of sanctions against Caracas follows the arms embargo and sanctions that Brussels approved in November. That step was made after the US imposed its restrictions against Venezuela with the stated aim of exerting more pressure Caracas.
The sharp political crisis in Venezuela broke out last March when the country's Supreme Court ruled to restrict the power of the legislature. The measure was followed by protests with thousands of Venezuelans taking part in violent anti-government protests.