Information related to sanctions developments
The DPRK increased exports of coal and ores in 2016, in potentially multiple breaches of UN sanctions
Attitudes are hardening towards Seoul, leading to a rapprochement with Pyongyang
New rules include prohibitions on dual-use items for conventional weapons
Fiji authorities deny issuing the flags, calling the registrations "fraudulent and illegal"
Mansudae Overseas Projects officials now claiming to be a Chinese construction company
While short-term impact of designations small, the move sets the groundwork for further action
Timed ban from Beijing expired on January 1
Revenue gains can be attributed to increase in global coal prices
With Trump in the White House and uncertainty in Seoul, China could lead on North Korea
The small cargo ship has a North Korean flag and is operated by a Pyongyang based company
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