December 04, 2022

China exports shotgun ammo to North Korea without notifying UN

Ammunition export is likely a "technical violation" of the DPRK arms embargo

China exported small arms ammunition to North Korea in 2012 and 2014, without informing the UN Security Council as required by UN Resolution 1874, NK News has learned.

While current UN sanctions do not cover the transfer or sale of small arms and light weapons (SALW) to North Korea, UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1874 requires “the seller notify the Committee at least five days prior to selling, supplying or transferring small arms or light weapons to the DPRK."