World North Korea flouting sanctions, UN told

09:35  03 february  2018
09:35  03 february  2018 Source:   bbc.com

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North Korea (HRNW): North Korea earned nearly 0m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions , a UN Syrian officials had told the monitors that the only North Korean experts on its territory were involved in sports. Myanmar’s ambassador to the UN

China's embassy in North Korea denied flouting Security Council sanctions , but said in a Syrian officials had told the monitors that the only North Korean experts on its territory were involved in sport. Myanmar's ambassador to the UN said the country had no arms relationship with North Korea .

Panama-flagged ship suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of sanctions, in the sea off Pyeongtaek, South Korea, 1 January 2018: Inspections of ships have been stepped up, but the UN says more must be done © Reuters Inspections of ships have been stepped up, but the UN says more must be done

North Korea earned nearly $200m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, a UN report says.

The report by a panel of experts said several countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports.

It said there was evidence of military co-operation with Syria and Myanmar.

Pyongyang is subject to sanctions from the US, UN and EU over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

But the report, which was submitted to the UN Security Council, said the North "continued to export almost all the commodities prohibited in the resolutions... between January and September 2017".

Seoul: North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event

  Seoul: North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event South Korea on Tuesday expressed regret over North Korea's cancellation of one of the joint cooperation projects planned for next month's Winter Olympics, a development highlighting the delicate nature of ties between the rivals split for seven decades. In a message sent over a cross-border communication channel, South Korea demanded the North to fulfill mutual agreements over a set of conciliatory gestures to mark the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.North Korea on Monday night sent a message saying it won't hold a joint cultural event at the North's Diamond Mountain on Feb.

China's embassy in North Korea denied flouting Security Council sanctions , but said in a Syrian officials had told the monitors that the only North Korean experts on its territory were involved in sport. Myanmar's ambassador to the UN said the country had no arms relationship with North Korea .

Does that pour cold water on Trump’s claims? North Korea made 0m flouting sanctions : North Korea earned nearly 0m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions , a UN report says.

The report said several unnamed multinational oil companies were being investigated for their alleged role in supplying petroleum products to North Korea.

It said shipments of coal had been delivered to China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia and Vietnam in breach of sanctions using "a combination of multiple evasion techniques, routes and deceptive tactics".

Monitors found that Myanmar and Syria continued to co-operate with North Korea's main arms exporter, Komid, despite it being on a UN sanctions blacklist.

The report said there was evidence that the North was helping Syria to develop chemical weapons and providing ballistic missiles to Myanmar.

Syrian officials had told the monitors that the only North Korean experts on its territory were involved in sports.

Myanmar's ambassador to the UN said the country had no arms relationship with North Korea.

North Korea says it is unable to pay U.N. dues, blames sanctions .
North Korea is unable to pay its share of the 2018 U.N. budgets because of international sanctions on its foreign exchange bank.North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam met with U.N. management chief Jan Beagle on Friday to ask the world body to help secure a bank transaction channel so Pyongyang could pay the nearly $184,000 it says it owes for 2018.

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