Japan freezes assets of 4 more Russian organisations, others for involvement in N.Korea's weapons projects

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks next to what state media reports is the "Hwasong-17" intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on its launch vehicle in this undated photo released on March 25, 2022 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

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TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it was freezing the assets of four Russian organisations, three Russian individuals and six North Korean individuals for involvement in North Korea's weapons projects, according to a statement from the foreign ministry.

North Korea late last month tested a huge new intercontinental missile, prompting the United States to push for "updating" and strengthening United Nations sanctions on North Korea. read more

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Reporting by Elaine Lies Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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