July 30, 2021

Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

Australian sentenced to 3.5 years for brokering arms sales with North Korea

Australian sentenced to 3.5 years for brokering arms sales with North Korea

Court finds Choi Chan Han guilty of attempting to sell missiles, military equipment, among other sanctioned items

Australian sentenced to 3.5 years for brokering arms sales with North Korea
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 29, 2021
‘Substantial’ new evidence delays case of only North Korean in US custody

‘Substantial’ new evidence delays case of only North Korean in US custody

North Korea cut ties with Malaysia over extradition of Mun Chol Myong to US in March

‘Substantial’ new evidence delays case of only North Korean in US custody
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 23, 2021
North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth
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North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth

Officials aimed for 79% growth in some sectors, but the country’s own data shows it fell far short of this goal

North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth
Peter Ward
Peter Ward July 23, 2021
DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July
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DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

Bulk carrier and three North Korea-flagged cargo ships sailed to port this month, though purpose of visits unclear

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 22, 2021
North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online
NK PRO

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

Glocom Corp’s website offerings have increased in 2021 despite U.N. sanctions pressure

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
North Korea admits medical supply ‘shortage’ in new United Nations report

North Korea admits medical supply ‘shortage’ in new United Nations report

Seoul official cautions that latest revelation is not a cry for help from Pyongyang

North Korea admits medical supply ‘shortage’ in new United Nations report
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 15, 2021
An interview with Stephen Biegun – NKNews Podcast Ep. 191

An interview with Stephen Biegun – NKNews Podcast Ep. 191

The former U.S envoy for North Korea policy discusses what went right -- and wrong -- in Singapore, Hanoi and Stockholm

An interview with Stephen Biegun – NKNews Podcast Ep. 191
NK News
NK News July 14, 2021
An interview with Stephen Biegun, former US special envoy to North Korea

An interview with Stephen Biegun, former US special envoy to North Korea

From Singapore, Hanoi to Stockholm, Biegun discusses his time as Washington’s lead official on North Korea policy

An interview with Stephen Biegun, former US special envoy to North Korea
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 14, 2021
DPRK says it’s pursuing sustainable development, but experts remain skeptical

DPRK says it’s pursuing sustainable development, but experts remain skeptical

Civil groups accuse North Korea of forced labor and of ignoring vulnerable groups within its borders

DPRK says it’s pursuing sustainable development, but experts remain skeptical
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 14, 2021
‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect
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‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect

Typhoons wrecked ore-rich Komdok region in past decade, but now satellite imagery reveals major construction in progress

‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 9, 2021
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