16:57 GMT06 April 2020
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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.

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