Kim Jong Un rolls up with six new Toyota SUVs in convoy at latest appearance | NK News
June 13, 2024
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Kim Jong Un rolls up with six new Toyota SUVs in convoy at latest appearance

Acquisition of customized Japanese vehicles is another demonstration of North Korea’s ability to evade sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un unveiled his acquisition of a half dozen new Toyota SUVs on Thursday, traveling in an 18-vehicle convoy featuring the customized Japanese vehicles during a visit to the country's top military university, according to NK News analysis of state media photos.

The reveal of the six Toyota Land Cruiser 300s, with the brand logos removed and flashing lights attached, represents the latest evidence that Pyongyang is circumventing U.N. sanctions that have banned the transfer of transportation vehicles to North Korea since 2017.

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