September 17, 2021

China tells UN ‘The Mole’ isn’t a credible source for sanctions investigations

Beijing rejects evidence from documentary due to 'illegitimate means' used in production

U.N. investigators should not use a Danish-made documentary about North Korea sanctions violations as a “credible source” for inquiry, China has reportedly told the U.N. Panel of Experts (PoE).

China articulated its position about “The Mole” in a letter responding to the Panel’s questions about some of the activities portrayed in the documentary — which includes several key scenes relating to weapons deals brokered in Beijing.