July 09, 2020

Kim, Moon rode in controversial cable car during Mt. Paektu visit: photo
Austrian gondolas also in use at Masikryong Ski Resort were sold to Chinese company in 2014

The leaders of the two Koreas on Thursday rode together in a controversial cable car system which was previously investigated by UN sanctions experts and led to legislative changes in the European Union (EU).

Images of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un released on Thursday showed the two leaders riding in Swiss-Austrian made cable cars acquired by the North sometime between 2014 and 2015 – a purchase which some at the time thought may have violated UN luxury goods sanctions.