UN: NORTH KOREA EVADING SANCTIONS BY BUYING OIL, SELLING COAL, HACKING BANKS

On 11th March, NBC News carried an article based on a leaked UN Panel of Experts report saying that North Korea is successfully evading UN sanctions with increasingly sophisticated methods, enabling the regime to import more oil, expand coal exports, sell weapons and hack into foreign banks.  The head of the panel of experts told NBC News in an exclusive interview that he had never seen such elaborate smuggling methods in his 15 years of tracking maritime trafficking.  The regime is also violating sanctions by selling small arms and other military hardware to Iranian-backed Houthi rebel forces in Yemen, and to fighters in Libya and Sudan.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/u-n-report-north-korea-evading-sanctions-buying-oil-selling-n981821

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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