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Taking Action in Response to DPRK-Russia Ballistic Missile Transfers and Testing
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January 11, 2024

PRESS STATEMENT
ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE

The Department of State is imposing sanctions on three Russian entities and one individual involved in the transfer and testing of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ballistic missiles for Russia’s use against Ukraine.

The DPRK’s transfer of ballistic missiles to Russia supports Russia’s war of aggression, increases the suffering of the Ukrainian people, and undermines the global nonproliferation regime. The United States continues to closely monitor any Russian-provided support to the DPRK in return for these weapons and will use all available tools to designate and expose individuals and entities involved in arms transfers between the DPRK and Russia. We will not hesitate to take further actions.

The Department of State sanctions were taken pursuant to Executive Order 14024 “Blocking Property With Respect To Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation.” For more information on today’s actions, please see the Department of State’s fact sheet.