April 06, 2020


Information related to sanctions developments

MSF, UNICEF coronavirus-related medical supplies arrive in North Korea

Arrival of PPE follows sanctions exemptions in late February, reasons for delay unknown

Jeongmin Kim March 30, 2020

Swiss aid group granted sanctions exemption for COVID-19 work in North Korea: UN

Exemption is fourth related to coronavirus pandemic, despite DPRK's claims that it has no infections

Jacob Fromer March 27, 2020

North Korea appears to have taken control of junk vessel, now largest in fleet

Ship transferred just a month after U.S. seizure of DPRK's "Wise Honest"

Min Chao Choy March 27, 2020

North Korea, other member states urge UN to help lift unilateral sanctions

Sanctions impeding ability to fight COVID-19, eight countries tell Secretary General António Guterres

Oliver Hotham March 26, 2020

COVID-19 in North Korea: an overview of the current situation

Pyongyang officially claims no infections within its territory, and has taken strict steps to stave off an outbreak

Chad O'Carroll March 26, 2020

Sanctions "impeding" North Korea's COVID-19 efforts, UN human rights chief warns

After accusing Pyongyang of crimes against humanity, statement is UN human rights chief's second on DPRK this month

Jacob Fromer March 24, 2020

Indonesian ambassador to North Korea hopes sanctions eased to boost trade

Despite 2019 trade rebound, sanctions still major obstacle, Ambassador Berlian Napitupulu says in radio interview

Colin Zwirko March 24, 2020

U.S. offered to help North Korea fight coronavirus pandemic, Pompeo says

"It’s the right thing to do in a time of crisis," Pompeo says, though nature of State Dept's outreach to DPRK is unclear

Jacob Fromer March 19, 2020

Status of upcoming North Korean trade fairs in question due to coronavirus

Companies involved in growing DPRK trade events expect cancellations or postponement, but await official word

Colin Zwirko March 19, 2020

North Korean quarantine workers wearing U.S.-brand protective suits: state media

DPRK state media photos show workers wearing what appear to be 3M and DuPont Tyvek hazmat suits

Jeongmin Kim March 19, 2020