June 02, 2023

US blacklists man who tried to buy North Korean weapons for ISIS terrorists

Attempt was unsuccessful Treasury says, as expert tells NK News that ‘even Pyongyang’ has limits to who it deals with

The U.S. has blacklisted an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliate who sought to buy weapons from North Korea, the Treasury Department said Tuesday.

According to a press release, leaders of the Islamic terror organization directed Egyptian national Osama Abdelmongy Abdalla Bakr to contact North Korean officials in Brazil and secure light arms, anti-drone technology and other weapons in 2016.