Despite sanctions, N. Korea upgrades coal, oil, and container facilities at Nampo
Multiple developments seen since expansion of UN sectoral restrictions in 2016
Satellite imagery of North Korea’s Nampo port shows the DPRK appears committed to expanding the facility’s capabilities, despite successive rounds of UN sanctions aimed at limiting the country’s trade.
The DPRK’s Nampo port is the country’s largest maritime trading hub and contains facilities for handling or storing shipping containers, coal and other bulk materials and oil products.
Yet even as UN resolutions have targeted many of North Korea’s imports and exports, external pressure was not enough to dissuade authorities from continuing a program of upgrades to the facility.[/p
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