December 07, 2021

150 North Korean workers remain in-country, Qatar claims

If accurate, figures would represent the repatriation of 850 workers in last 10 months

150 North Korean laborers remained in the middle eastern state of Qatar as of the end of June, according to the country's latest UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions implementation report uploaded on the 1718 Committee website on Tuesday.

North Korea exports workers overseas in order to generate foreign currency for the government back home and the UNSC has repeatedly expressed its concern that such revenues are being used to support the country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.