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U.S.-sanctioned Russian cargo ship stuck in South Korea amid conflicting reports
Analysis

U.S.-sanctioned Russian cargo ship stuck in South Korea amid conflicting reports

UN Panel of Experts also notes Russian tanker's involvement in new sanctions evasion methods

U.S.-sanctioned Russian cargo ship stuck in South Korea amid conflicting reports
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne March 28, 2019
No evidence of progress on North Korean denuclearization: UN PoE coordinator
News

No evidence of progress on North Korean denuclearization: UN PoE coordinator

Head of the PoE Hugh Griffiths spoke to members of Congress on how to improve the sanctions regime

No evidence of progress on North Korean denuclearization: UN PoE coordinator
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne March 27, 2019
UN sanctioned ship appears in France, though could be evidence of ‘spoofing’
News

UN sanctioned ship appears in France, though could be evidence of ‘spoofing’

A vessel on the UN's blacklist is unlikely to have sailed from Asia to Europe

UN sanctioned ship appears in France, though could be evidence of ‘spoofing’
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne March 22, 2019
OFAC designates two Chinese companies for North Korea trade
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OFAC designates two Chinese companies for North Korea trade

U.S. Treasury and Coast Guard also update advisory on the DPRK's illicit maritime practices

OFAC designates two Chinese companies for North Korea trade
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne March 21, 2019
North Korea upgrades capacity at Nampho container terminal
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North Korea upgrades capacity at Nampho container terminal

Imagery taken last month shows new equipment at all-important transport hub

North Korea upgrades capacity at Nampho container terminal
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne March 21, 2019
UN PoE identified DPRK-linked company still sending vessels to South Korea
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UN PoE identified DPRK-linked company still sending vessels to South Korea

The panel identified "Liberty Shipping as the operator of other designated vessels as well as DPRK-flagged ships"

UN PoE identified DPRK-linked company still sending vessels to South Korea
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne March 19, 2019
North Korea sanctions evasion efforts detailed in UN’s latest PoE report
Analysis

North Korea sanctions evasion efforts detailed in UN’s latest PoE report

Report shows a wide range of violations due to poor enforcement, foreign intermediaries and evasion

North Korea sanctions evasion efforts detailed in UN’s latest PoE report
Hamish MacdonaldHamish Macdonald March 12, 2019
North Korea using underwater pipelines to transfer illicit oil: PoE
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North Korea using underwater pipelines to transfer illicit oil: PoE

The DPRK's Nampho port identified as a hub for sanctions-breaking activity

North Korea using underwater pipelines to transfer illicit oil: PoE
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne March 12, 2019
Satellite imagery shows ships laden with coal in North Korea ahead of Hanoi summit
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Satellite imagery shows ships laden with coal in North Korea ahead of Hanoi summit

UN resolutions currently prohibit member states from importing DPRK-made coal

Satellite imagery shows ships laden with coal in North Korea ahead of Hanoi summit
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne March 4, 2019
Russia delivers 2000 tons of wheat to North Korea via the WFP: Russian embassy
News

Russia delivers 2000 tons of wheat to North Korea via the WFP: Russian embassy

Delivery comes as Moscow plans possible delivery of 50,000 tons of wheat

Russia delivers 2000 tons of wheat to North Korea via the WFP: Russian embassy
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko March 3, 2019