Bahrain becomes the first UN member state to report on its implementation of the latest round of sanctions
Bahrain has become the first country to submit an implementation report to the United Nations regarding the latest sanctions against North Korea.
The implementation report, which was posted on the website of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea, comes in response to UN Resolution 2375 on September 11 that imposed restrictions on North Korean imports of refined petroleum and oil, as well as textile exports.
The resolution came just days after North Korea announced that it had successfully conducted a nuclear test, which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The Bahraini report, which also covers three previous UN resolutions from 2016 and 2017, notes that “all airlines and land, sea and air crossing in Bahrain have been instructed to implement all of the relevant provisions of the resolutions, including the travel ban and the requirement to seek out, detect and confiscate prohibited items.
Additionally, Bahrain’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, National Oil and Gas Authority and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism were to implement the resolutions, along with all banks and licensed financial institutions in Bahrain.
“The National Committee is periodically monitoring the situation in order to ensure that the provisions of the resolutions are implemented comprehensively and continuously,” the report added.
To date, Bahrain is the only UN member state to submit an implementation report following UN Resolution 2375. According to the resolution, countries have a mid-December deadline to report on their implementation.