June 02, 2023

UN report betrays infighting over humanitarian impact of North Korea sanctions

Disagreements on Panel of Experts result in no analysis on how sanctions affect DPRK’s people, advance draft states

The U.N. Panel of Experts responsible for investigating North Korea sanctions violations may not include analysis on the humanitarian impact of sanctions in its forthcoming report, an advanced copy shows, amid disagreements between country representatives. 

The eight-person Panel — which includes members from the U.S., China, Russia, the U.K., France and other countries — reached a consensus on the humanitarian consequences of sanctions but could not agree on the wording of the report, according to a draft seen by NK News.