The Wall Street Journal on 10th March reported that North Korea is accelerating its import of petroleum products through illicit ship-to-ship transfers and stepping up coal exports, according to the latest twice-yearly report to the UN Security Council by a panel of international experts.  It says that North Korea has also defied sanctions by selling small arms and other military equipment to the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen and to Libya and Sudan – made through foreign intermediaries, including a Syrian arms trafficker in the case of the Houthis.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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