BRUSSELS, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) on Thursday imposed further sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The Council of the EU announced in a statement that it decided to expand the prohibition on investments in the DPRK to new sectors, including the conventional arms-related industry, metallurgy and metalworking, and aerospace.
The measures also include ban on the provision of certain services to persons or entities in the DPRK, namely computer services and services linked to mining and manufacturing in the chemical, mining and refining industry.
Four people and seven entities would be added to the list of those subject to EU restrictive measures. This brings the total number of persons subject to travel restrictions and asset freeze to 41.
The EU said it took these additional restrictive measures "considering that the actions of the DPRK violate multiple UN Security Council resolutions and constitute a grave threat to international peace and security in the region and beyond".
The DPRK on Wednesday test-fired one ballistic missile into eastern waters, South Korea's defense ministry said.