July 15, 2020

Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

North Korea may have planned to acquire two Russian planes, despite sanctions

Aircraft in partial Air Koryo livery linked to Russian firm with history dealing to North Korea and small Kyrgyz airline

Colin Zwirko June 30, 2020
NK PRO

Secret partner: North Korean in Thailand behind network of money-making entities

Nam Chol Ung smuggled North Korean counterfeit tobacco through Southeast Asia and ran popular “Korean” restaurant

Min Chao Choy June 30, 2020
NK PRO

North Korean restaurant in Beijing remains open, despite UN sanctions

Pyongyang Unbangwan is one of at least two DPRK-linked eateries operating in the Chinese capital city

Chad O'Carroll June 26, 2020

North Korea likely no longer ready to give up nukes: South Korean gov't adviser

Pyongyang now "pessimistic" about Washington's intensions, Moon Chung-in tells media

Jeongmin Kim June 26, 2020

North Korea “failed to adhere to its commitments” in arms control: U.S. report

Verified denuclearization of the DPRK remains the overriding U.S. objective, the U.S. State department said.

Min Chao Choy June 25, 2020
NK PRO

China's reported oil exports to North Korea return to near-normal rates

Figures may signal a return to usual import levels following coronavirus-related dip in recent months

Min Chao Choy June 24, 2020

North Korean receives four-week jail sentence in Singaporean luxury goods case

Li Hyon charged with four counts of conspiracy to supply illicit goods to Pyongyang department store

Min Chao Choy June 23, 2020

North Korea, Nigeria agree to expand cooperation in public health

Nigerian health minister says country has a "desire to learn" from the DPRK

Kelly Kasulis June 23, 2020

Former official's memoir paints chaotic picture of U.S.-North Korea diplomacy

"The Room Where It Happened" lays bare deep divisions within the Trump administration over policy towards the DPRK

Oliver Hotham June 22, 2020
NK PRO

WHO receives sanctions exemptions to bring vehicles into North Korea

The World Health Organization granted approval to bring Toyota Landcruisers worth $146,000 into DPRK

Kelly Kasulis June 19, 2020