April 24, 2024

China rejects leaked UN report details of sanctions breaches to help North Korea

2020 Panel of Experts report details DPRK coal exports to Chinese ports and via ship-to-ship transfers

Correction at 19:20 of 2020-02-27: The article previously said that the DPRK's export of sand was not sanctioned, when it was in fact sanctioned via UNSC Resolution 2397 passed in late 2017.

Following the leak to media of a forthcoming UN report on North Korean sanctions enforcement and violations, China on Monday rejected accusations in the report that it helped Pyongyang evade sanctions in 2019 as “baseless.”

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