The rogue nation infringed U.N. sanctions to rake in almost $200 million from banned commodity exports last year. According to a confidential report obtained by Reuters on Friday, a group of independent U.N. monitors found that Pyongyang had been providing weapons to Syria and Myanmar. The document, submitted to a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee, revealed that North Korea had exported coals to ports “including in Russia, China, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam,” using forged paperwork that showed Russia and China—as well as other countries—as the origin of coal, instead of North Korea. “The DPRK (North Korea) is already flouting the most recent resolutions by exploiting global oil supply chains, complicit foreign nationals, offshore company registries and the international banking system,” Reuters cited the 213-page report. The monitors revealed over 40 unreported North Korean exports between 2012 and 2017 to Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Centre, “which oversees the country’s chemical weapons program,” as Reuters reported. The U.N. monitors underscored that the investigation has demonstrated “further evidence of arms embargo and other violations, including through the transfer of items with utility in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programs.” Despite a 2016 U.N. Security Council resolution that capped coal exports and… Read full this story
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