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EU arms embargo on North Korea

In November 2006, in order to implement the UN arms embargo on North Korea in Resolution 718, the European Union member states adopted Common Position 2006/795/CFSP.

Originally the UN embargo was limited to major conventional weapons as defined by the UN Register of Conventional Weapons, whereas the EU embargo prohibited the supply of all arms and related materiel and technology of any type, including military vehicles and paramilitary equipment.

In February 2016 the UN arms embargo on North Korea was expanded to include small arms and light weapons.

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Embargo type: EU embargoes
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Establishing document: 2006/795/CFSP

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