Smuggled cigarettes keep nuke program alight

Smuggled cigarettes keep nuke program alight

Smoking and North Korea go hand in hand. According to a World Health Organization report in 2019, 46.1% of males...
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COVID-19 not the only health crisis the DPRK is suffering

COVID-19 not the only health crisis the DPRK is suffering

North Korea's continued pursuit of a ballistic nuclear weapon program, along with the UN security council-imposed sanctions it faces, regularly...
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DPRK Orphans Left Out in the Coal-d

DPRK Orphans Left Out in the Coal-d

Since 2017 the United Nations has listed coal amongst the goods and services sanctioned against North Korea as shown in...
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North Koreans working in restaurants overseas continue to feed Kim Jong Un’s regime

North Koreans working in restaurants overseas continue to feed Kim Jong Un’s regime

As reported many times previously, current UN sanctions imposed upon the DPRK limits the import of crude oil and refined...
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North Korea Continues To Receive Sanctioned Oil With Help From Panama Registered Tanker SUNWARD

North Korea Continues To Receive Sanctioned Oil With Help From Panama Registered Tanker SUNWARD

As reported previously, Pyongyang papers has been hard at work investigating and exposing oil smuggling and sanctions evading activities through...
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Luxury Goods in the DPRK

Luxury Goods in the DPRK

There are many images of Kim Jong-Un enjoying a ride in a luxury sanctioned vehicle in recent years and the...
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1000 North Korean citizens ready to travel despite sanctions

1000 North Korean citizens ready to travel despite sanctions

In December 2017, The UN Security Council implemented resolution 2397 as the DPRK regime were generating foreign export earnings to...
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North Korean Workers Leave Cambodia & Relocate to China

North Korean Workers Leave Cambodia & Relocate to China

A relationship between North Korea and Cambodia has been in place since 1965 when Cambodia's Norodom Sihanouk met Kim-Il Sung....
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North Korean Doctors Remain in Africa

North Korean Doctors Remain in Africa

Radio Free Asia reported last year on the state of North Korean workers abroad and specifically Africa. Their appropriately titled...
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North Korean’s Test Positive for COVID-19 in Russia

North Korean’s Test Positive for COVID-19 in Russia

This year has seen a pandemic affect the whole world, infecting over 66 million people and resulting in excess of...
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North Korea tested a 1500 km-range cruise missile, which is capable of delivering a nuclear or conventional warhead against targets throughout South Korea and Japan. A short thread. https://twitter.com/YonhapNews/status/1437162225274273794

NEW: Ships evading DPRK sanctions have been using fraudulently registered identities to operate w/ impunity—in some cases for years. Our latest explores how vessel identity laundering is the biggest int'l security risk that you've never heard about. 1/10 http://c4ads.org/unmasked

Visit @pyongyangpapers to read our latest article which investigates how smuggled cigarettes continue to fund the #DPRK nuclear weapon program #sanctions
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North Korea said South Korea and the United States missed a chance to improve relations and are risking a 'serious security crisis' by choosing to escalate tensions as they conduct joint military drills https://reut.rs/3s5A9cw

#NorthKorea demands US drop #sanctions before restarting #denuclearization talks https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkoreas-kim-asked-reopening-hotlines-skorea-lawmaker-2021-08-03/

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