December 06, 2023

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion

A roundup of NK News and NK Pro coverage of the Panel of Experts’ findings on fuel smuggling, novel cybercrimes and more

The U.N. Panel of Experts has published its latest report on North Korea’s sanctions evasion activities, shedding new light on how the country funnels cash to its military and weapons programs through illicit means.

The 370-page report covers the period from Jan. 29 to July 27, 2022 and documents experts’ findings on the DPRK’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs, illicit maritime activities, overseas workers and sophisticated cybercrimes, as well as how sanctions themself can harm the average North Korean.