North Korea sanctions: UN investigating possible violations in about 20 countries

Alleged activities range from nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in Syria

Kim Jong-un
 Kim Jong-un’s North Korea is facing claims it works with about 20 countries breaching UN sanctions. Photograph: Linh Pham/Getty Images

United Nations experts are investigating possible violations of UN sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in Syria and military cooperation with Iran, Libya and Sudan.

The expert panel’s 66-page report to the security council, obtained on Monday by the Associated Press, also detailed the appearance in North Koreaof a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus LX 570 all-wheel-drives in violation of a ban on luxury goods. Continue reading “North Korea sanctions: UN investigating possible violations in about 20 countries”

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U.N. Stiffens Sanctions on North Korea, Trying to Slow Its Nuclear March

Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, in an undated photograph issued by his government’s Korean Central News Agency on Nov. 11. Credit Korean Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

UNITED NATIONS — In an effort to tighten sanctions that largely failed to throttle North Korea’s nuclear program, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday imposed a cap on coal exports, the country’s chief source of hard currency.

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