October 03, 2023

Swiss robotics appear at new North Korean factory in potential sanctions breach

ABB products were previously found by a UN panel to have been acquired by the DPRK without company’s knowledge

Correction at 21:00 KST: This article has been corrected to say the model pictured could have also been produced prior to a larger company policy change eliminating orange-colored robots in favor of white-colored ones. 

Industrial robotics manufactured by a Swiss company have again appeared in North Korea, potentially in violation of international sanctions, photographs published by state media on Tuesday show.