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Information related to sanctions developments

UN report warns of persistent threats from North Korean cybercrime and espionage

UN report warns of persistent threats from North Korean cybercrime and espionage

Panel of Experts outlines activity by DPRK threat groups, but expert says report offers only ‘generic’ recommendations

UN report warns of persistent threats from North Korean cybercrime and espionage
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy October 31, 2023
North Korea illicitly added 14 ships to fleet, mostly from China: UN report

North Korea illicitly added 14 ships to fleet, mostly from China: UN report

Panel of Experts indicates DPRK has now acquired 52 vessels since 2020 in violation of international sanctions

North Korea illicitly added 14 ships to fleet, mostly from China: UN report
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 30, 2023
North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen

North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen

Move follows closure of Uganda embassy and as media report DPRK to shutter over a dozen missions due to financial issues

North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith October 30, 2023
Declining Chinese border town eyes North Korean workers for economic revival
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Declining Chinese border town eyes North Korean workers for economic revival

New industrial park in Kaishantun is far from population centers, suggesting plan to use DPRK workers for cheap labor

Declining Chinese border town eyes North Korean workers for economic revival
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 30, 2023
North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company

North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company

Expert warns move away from euros could result in sanctions violation by foreign visitors to DPRK

North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith October 26, 2023
US, ROK and Japan condemn North Korean arms sales to Russia in joint statement

US, ROK and Japan condemn North Korean arms sales to Russia in joint statement

Three countries say weapons deliveries increase ‘human toll’ of Ukraine war, after US released evidence of transactions

US, ROK and Japan condemn North Korean arms sales to Russia in joint statement
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 26, 2023
US lawmaker urges action over import of seafood processed by North Koreans

US lawmaker urges action over import of seafood processed by North Koreans

Report finds that DPRK laborers illegally working in China continue to process seafood that ends up in US

US lawmaker urges action over import of seafood processed by North Koreans
Lina Park
Lina Park October 25, 2023
What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
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What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine

Moscow has an array of options to pay back the DPRK, from tourism and food aid to assistance that breaches UN sanctions

What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 24, 2023
Major Russian container port tied to alleged North Korea weapons trade: Imagery
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Major Russian container port tied to alleged North Korea weapons trade: Imagery

NK Pro analysis shows Angara ship visited Vostochny port between trips to DPRK, suggesting it’s a 2nd base for operation

Major Russian container port tied to alleged North Korea weapons trade: Imagery
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Colin Zwirko October 23, 2023
How Russia used lookalike ships to conceal suspected North Korea arms trade
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How Russia used lookalike ships to conceal suspected North Korea arms trade

Vessel tied to weapons deals rendezvoused with doppelganger, in likely shell game tactic to throw off sanctions monitors

How Russia used lookalike ships to conceal suspected North Korea arms trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 20, 2023
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