August 19, 2022

Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

US stresses sanctions after North Korea tests two cruise missiles

US stresses sanctions after North Korea tests two cruise missiles

State Department says Washington will maintain measures against DPRK until it changes ‘underlying conduct’

US stresses sanctions after North Korea tests two cruise missiles
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca August 18, 2022
UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea

UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea

Nonprofit receives sanctions waiver to send aid to a Pyongyang rehabilitation center, but unclear when it might arrive

UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 17, 2022
Yoon floats new details of ‘audacious’ plan to revitalize North Korea’s economy

Yoon floats new details of ‘audacious’ plan to revitalize North Korea’s economy

ROK president promises aid if DPRK disarms, but expert says Pyongyang won’t be interested without sanctions relief

Yoon floats new details of ‘audacious’ plan to revitalize North Korea’s economy
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 15, 2022
China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts

China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts

Increasing hostility between Beijing and Washington could give Pyongyang more leeway to evade sanctions

China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 12, 2022
Chinese trader hawks North Korean food and spirits at new import exhibition

Chinese trader hawks North Korean food and spirits at new import exhibition

New initiative represents significant downscaling from pre-COVID ambitions for greater economic cooperation

Chinese trader hawks North Korean food and spirits at new import exhibition
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 10, 2022
US sanctions crypto mixer for helping North Korea launder stolen funds
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US sanctions crypto mixer for helping North Korea launder stolen funds

Tornado Cash has been a key enabler for some of DPRK’s largest cyber heists to date, Treasury Department says

US sanctions crypto mixer for helping North Korea launder stolen funds
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 9, 2022
Israeli envoy: Korea-Israel ties bright but Yoon visit would be ‘transformative’
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Israeli envoy: Korea-Israel ties bright but Yoon visit would be ‘transformative’

In interview, Ambassador Akiva Tor says South Korea to ratify FTA ‘very soon’ and that he ‘often’ warns of Iran threats

Israeli envoy: Korea-Israel ties bright but Yoon visit would be ‘transformative’
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 5, 2022
North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak
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North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak

But imagery tells different story, as expert says Nampho has received at least 30 oil deliveries from China this year

North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 5, 2022
Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters
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Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters

Activity appears far from usual transfer sites, while anomalies in at least two ships’ broadcasts point to tampering

Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 4, 2022
North Korea in July 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in July 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022

North Korea in July 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro August 3, 2022
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