February 19, 2020


Information related to sanctions developments

New North Korean smartphones using AI, facial recognition technology: DPRK Today

Latest "Jindallae"-brand models popular thanks to their "unique appearance, function, and convenience," state media says

Jeongmin Kim February 4, 2020

Timeline: from the "head-on breakthrough battle" policy to the novel coronavirus

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from December 31 - January 31

NK Pro February 4, 2020

North Korean Cabinet moves to strengthen Pyongyang's oversight over the economy

In first meeting this year, DPRK technocrats pledge to consolidate state's "unified guidance" in enterprise

Jeongmin Kim February 3, 2020

China's imports, exports to North Korea grew in 2019: data

Rise in China-DPRK trade comes despite sweeping global sanctions targeting North Korea's economy

Jacob Fromer January 31, 2020

North Koreans still in Russian territory not a sanctions violation, MFA insists

Foreign ministry accuses other UN member states of interpreting Security Council resolutions in "distorted" way

Oliver Hotham January 31, 2020

U.S. researcher pleads not guilty to North Korea sanctions-busting conspiracy

Virgil Griffith accused of violating International Emergency Economic Powers Act, could face up to 20 years in jail

Oliver Hotham January 30, 2020

Czech gov't foiled North Korean arms smuggling plot, intelligence service says

DPRK diplomat reportedly sought to acquire tank parts and drones, smuggle them through Africa and China

Oliver Hotham January 29, 2020

North Korean embassy-linked Berlin hostel must be shut down, German court rules

Administrative court upholds 2018 decision shutting City Hostel down, says it violates EU sanctions against DPRK

Oliver Hotham January 28, 2020

At House hearing on Korea, U.S. official says China is enforcing UN sanctions

Lawmakers push back and question China's lax enforcement of UN Security Council sanctions

Jacob Fromer January 28, 2020

North Korean managers and workers mostly leave Dandong businesses, photos show

Photos, reports collected by NK Pro shows that most businesses have shut-down, though some workers allegedly remain

Chad O'Carroll January 27, 2020