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    Turkey to Seize Assets of Sponsors of North Korean Nuclear, Missile Programs

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    Turkey will seize the assets of any persons found financing North Korea's missile and nuclear related programs, according to the announcement published in the Official Gazette on Thursday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkish authorities will freeze financial and other assets, as well as the sources of income of companies and individuals enlisted in the UNSC sanction lists on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

    The persons and entities from the sanction list will also be prohibited to enter or pass through Turkey.

    North Korea carried out a number of missile launches and nuclear tests last year, with one of the latest being a launch of four missiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan conducted on March 6 and a new high-thrust rocket engine being tested on the ground on Sunday. The launches are considered to be in violation with the UNSC resolution by the United Nations.

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    nuclear arsenal, missile test, frozen assets, UN Security Council, Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), Turkey
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