European Union adds nine people, four entities to North Korea sanctions list

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un front | AFP via Getty Images

Mogherini, after meeting her global counterparts in the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila, Philippines, has made a decision to call the meeting, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered for a rally at Kim Il Sung Square carrying placards and propaganda slogans as a show of support for their rejection of the United Nations' latest round of sanctions on Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

With the latest measure, the total number on the sanctions list now amounts to 62 individuals and 50 entities, among which "41 persons and 7 entities are designated by the European Union autonomously", the statement said.

The EU's sanctions are seen as its efforts to intensify pressure against North Korea amid the escalating war of words between Pyongyang and Washington.

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In connection with the testing of Intercontinental ballistic missiles, the sanctions against the DPRK.

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely", Trump tweeted.

The DPRK military has said that its plan to strike Guam with intermediate missiles will be ready by mid-August, the official Korean Central News Agency said Thursday.

The EU said nine people and four entities, including North Korea's state-owned Foreign Trade Bank, had been added to a list of those subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions.

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