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Leo Byrne

Leo Byrne was the Data and Analytic Director at NK News. Follow him on twitter @LeoPByrne

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North Korea breaching shipping, trade, and financial sanctions: UN report

North Korea breaching shipping, trade, and financial sanctions: UN report

The DPRK has also increased the scope of cyber and hacking activities

North Korea breaching shipping, trade, and financial sanctions: UN report
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne September 5, 2019
Satellite imagery shows major construction outside DPRK’s West Sea Barrage
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Satellite imagery shows major construction outside DPRK’s West Sea Barrage

Construction began in August 2018 and progressed steadily over the 12 months, though purpose remains unclear

Satellite imagery shows major construction outside DPRK’s West Sea Barrage
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne September 4, 2019
Updated imagery shows abrupt turnaround in trade at North Korean port
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Updated imagery shows abrupt turnaround in trade at North Korean port

The number of containers increased rapidly at the end of August

Updated imagery shows abrupt turnaround in trade at North Korean port
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne September 3, 2019
North Korean-registered ship apparently sailing “stateless”
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North Korean-registered ship apparently sailing “stateless”

The DPRK-registered ship was previously sailing under a Cambodian flag

North Korean-registered ship apparently sailing “stateless”
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne September 2, 2019
OFAC designates Taiwanese nationals, entities and tanker for DPRK oil exports

OFAC designates Taiwanese nationals, entities and tanker for DPRK oil exports

Oil tanker was already blacklisted by the UN in October last year

OFAC designates Taiwanese nationals, entities and tanker for DPRK oil exports
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 30, 2019
Chinese foreign minister to visit North Korea next week: Beijing

Chinese foreign minister to visit North Korea next week: Beijing

Wang will meet his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho

Chinese foreign minister to visit North Korea next week: Beijing
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 30, 2019
The K Morning: the odd voyages of a suspected DPRK coal smuggler
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The K Morning: the odd voyages of a suspected DPRK coal smuggler

Satellite imagery potentially captured the vessel loading coal before its most recent journey

The K Morning: the odd voyages of a suspected DPRK coal smuggler
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 29, 2019
Washington “concerned” about North Korea’s missile tests: Esper

Washington “concerned” about North Korea’s missile tests: Esper

Though the U.S. will not overreact, new defense secretary adds

Washington “concerned” about North Korea’s missile tests: Esper
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 28, 2019
UK, France, Germany issue UNSC statement condemning North Korean launches

UK, France, Germany issue UNSC statement condemning North Korean launches

UNSC members urge Pyongyang to return to talks, call for "unity" on sanctions

UK, France, Germany issue UNSC statement condemning North Korean launches
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 27, 2019
Satellite imagery shows no activity at North Korean container port
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Satellite imagery shows no activity at North Korean container port

Number of containers at the facility trending downward throughout the summer months

Satellite imagery shows no activity at North Korean container port
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 27, 2019
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