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Security Council extends mandate of DPR Korea sanctions panel

10 June 2011 – The Security Council today extended for a third term the mandate of the expert body dealing with United Nations sanctions imposed on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for nuclear arms testing.

In the resolution adopted today, the Council also urged all States to provide “any information at their disposal” on the implementation of previous resolutions that imposed sanctions against the country, tightened an arms embargo, and called for tougher inspections of cargo suspected of containing nuclear and ballistic missile equipment.

The 15-member Council created the Panel of Experts in 2009 in a resolution which condemned a nuclear test in the DPRK, which it said was in “violation and flagrant disregard” of Council resolutions. It had also demanded that the DPRK “not conduct any further nuclear test or any launch using ballistic missile technology.”

Today’s resolution extends the panel’s mandate until 12 June 2012, and requests a report from the group by November of this year.

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