November 29, 2023

All that glitters: Israel’s gold exports to North Korea

Official appears to give incorrect data on gold and other exports to the DPRK

Israel ran afoul of UN sanctions earlier in December when the country’s Tax Authority was questioned on gold exports to North Korea which reportedly took place in 2011.

Speaking to Israel’s Knesset’s Economic Affairs Committee, Tax Authority export director David Khuri gave a mixed bag of answers on questions relating to breaches of UN luxury good sanctions, sometimes giving incorrect dates and information.