The United States has expanded its sanctions against North Korea to include Russian, Chinese and Singaporean companies, the Treasury Department said.
"The expanded list of sanctions involved four Russian people in connection with North Korean companies," the ministry said in a statement. "The names of: Irina Howish, who has business relations with Fillmore Management, Robin Kerakosian, My name is Mikhail Bisklin and Andrei Sirben. "
The Russian company, "Hephaestus-M", registered in Moscow, which the US Treasury Department accuses of contacting the North Korean company Tangun, also listed on the list. The expansion also included 5 companies from China, two from Namibia and two from Singapore.