February 21, 2024

Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

N. Korean iron exports for first five months of 2017 exceed whole of 2016: data
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N. Korean iron exports for first five months of 2017 exceed whole of 2016: data

Other designated minerals and metals taper off, however

N. Korean iron exports for first five months of 2017 exceed whole of 2016: data
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 3, 2017
10 weeks on, N. Korea’s fuel prices remain 75% higher than normal
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10 weeks on, N. Korea’s fuel prices remain 75% higher than normal

Sources say no end in sight and speculate prices will never return to normal

10 weeks on, N. Korea’s fuel prices remain 75% higher than normal
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 26, 2017
North Korean tankers leave Russia empty handed
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North Korean tankers leave Russia empty handed

Two others continue to wait near Vladivostok oil terminal, despite OFAC designation

North Korean tankers leave Russia empty handed
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 23, 2017
Why recent U.S. sanctions target Russia, not China

Why recent U.S. sanctions target Russia, not China

The latest designations suggest the Kremlin is not seen as a useful partner in dealing with the DPRK

Why recent U.S. sanctions target Russia, not China
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna June 11, 2017
Company with possible links to sanctioned entity at North Korean trade fair
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Company with possible links to sanctioned entity at North Korean trade fair

Exhibiting company possibly an alias of named weapons trafficker Green Pine

Company with possible links to sanctioned entity at North Korean trade fair
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald June 9, 2017
Five North Korea-linked vessels visit multiple coal ports in China
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Five North Korea-linked vessels visit multiple coal ports in China

Three ships visited coal handling facilities in Shanghai since Sunday: ship tracker

Five North Korea-linked vessels visit multiple coal ports in China
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 7, 2017
As North Korean oil tankers queue, OFAC designates their supplier
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As North Korean oil tankers queue, OFAC designates their supplier

One of North Korea's primary fuel terminals in the Russian Far East owned by now-sanctioned company

As North Korean oil tankers queue, OFAC designates their supplier
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 2, 2017
Getting to ‘maximum pressure’: some difficulties ahead?
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Getting to ‘maximum pressure’: some difficulties ahead?

Without a breakthrough at the UNSC, the USA may find it difficult to substantially increase economic pressure on the DPRK

Getting to ‘maximum pressure’: some difficulties ahead?
Tristan Webb
Tristan Webb May 31, 2017
North Korean iron exports to China remained high in April
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North Korean iron exports to China remained high in April

Though other sanctioned minerals all fall to zero for the first time

North Korean iron exports to China remained high in April
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne May 29, 2017
Investigation: N. Korea-linked ship with ties to arms smuggling regularly visiting S. Korea
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Investigation: N. Korea-linked ship with ties to arms smuggling regularly visiting S. Korea

Previous and current links will likely be of concern to enforcement agencies

Investigation: N. Korea-linked ship with ties to arms smuggling regularly visiting S. Korea
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne May 23, 2017