North Korea Continues to Fund Nuclear Program by Brokering Deals

North Korea Continues to Fund Nuclear Program by Brokering Deals

It seems the DPRK have zero boundaries when it comes to the illicit sanction breaking activity they are involved in…
Read More
Big Sister Won’s & Kumkangsan Restaurant

Big Sister Won’s & Kumkangsan Restaurant

June 24, 2022 was a day of significance as it marks the 48th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the DPRK…
Read More
Republic of Congo permit sanction breaking by issuing DPRK laborers with visas

Republic of Congo permit sanction breaking by issuing DPRK laborers with visas

Information given to Pyongyang Papers indicates that in excess of 350 sanctioned DPRK workers and their families are still residing…
Read More
Mongolian front companies help fuel DPRK nuke program

Mongolian front companies help fuel DPRK nuke program

Since 2017, The United Nations has listed coal amongst the goods and services sanctioned against the DPRK. The Security Council…
Read More
DPRK & state sponsored cyber crime

DPRK & state sponsored cyber crime

An ever-changing global climate forces people, organizations and countries to consistently adapt to new challenges and explore new opportunities in…
Read More
DPRK coal trade with China still burning

DPRK coal trade with China still burning

Our regular readers will be aware from previous Pyongyang Papers reports that coal is a major generator of revenue for…
Read More
Black market rhino horn help boost DPRK weapons program

Black market rhino horn help boost DPRK weapons program

Unfortunately, here at Pyongyang Papers we have come to expect to hear of the DPRK and its co-conspirators committing acts…
Read More
DPRK continue to conduct graphite deals with China

DPRK continue to conduct graphite deals with China

It has been widely reported that the DPRK enforced strict border closures throughout 2020 and 2021 to stop the spread…
Read More
Sand continues to shift between North Korea and China

Sand continues to shift between North Korea and China

Whether working to smuggle luxury goods, refined petroleum, or its most lucrative export – coal- the DPRK’s maritime vessels have…
Read More
DPRK continue to break sanctions in Africa, but at what cost for its own citizens?

DPRK continue to break sanctions in Africa, but at what cost for its own citizens?

As seen many times recently, North Korea is continuing to develop and test missiles at an alarming rate. If the…
Read More

Welcome to the Pyongyang Papers!

On this site you will find a searchable index of individuals and entities with links to North Korea sanctioned by the UN, regional bodies or individual countries. We have also collated information from across the Internet including sourced from the international press, think tanks and pressure groups who have conducted their own investigations into DPRK sanctions evasion.

Check out our databases of people, organizations, ships or aircraft listed for, or accused of association with, sanctions evasion. You can also check out our list of UN Panel of Experts reports.

Read more about our mission and contact us if you think you can help. Remember to follow us on Twitter!


North Korean IT specialists are peddling their services on American freelancing platform Upwork, according to a U.N. report.

The findings allege that a DPRK firm hired Russian nationals to create fake profiles and receive payments on IT workers' behalf.
https://www.nknews.org/2022/09/north-korean-it-workers-sell-their-skills-on-freelance-platform-upwork-report/

A U.S. aircraft carrier is to visit South Korea this week for its first joint training with South Korean warships in five years, officials said Monday, in an apparent show of force against increasing North Korean nuclear threats.
https://apnews.com/article/technology-gun-politics-south-korea-north-ronald-reagan-ffee16d8a00188556e6188f3a8d0208e

NEW: A North Korean firm linked to the Korean People's Army planned to sell $3.5 million worth of military equipment to Nigeria last year, according to a U.N. report.

It is unclear if the Haegeumgang Trading Corporation was successful in reaching a deal.
https://www.nknews.org/2022/09/north-korean-firm-planned-3-5m-sale-of-military-equipment-to-nigeria-un-report/

Russia is in the process of buying millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea for its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, according to a newly downgraded U.S. intelligence finding. https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-north-korea-government-and-politics-495e976d1217d38c397a16e79cc305de?taid=6316b97770b0a10001c54a8a&utm_campaign=TrueAnthem&utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter

A Seoul court fined Kim Jong Un over $130,000 last week for North Korean attacks on South Korean citizens.

The plaintiffs reportedly included survivors of the 2002 Battle of Yeonpyeong, but precedent suggests that the DPRK will likely ignore the ruling.
https://www.nknews.org/2022/08/seoul-court-fines-kim-jong-un-over-100k-for-north-korean-attacks-on-south/?t=1669437494199

Load More...