UN report: North Korean vessels violate sanctions

According to a confidential UN report, North Korean vessels continue to evade international sanctions against the regime through name changes and by utilizing foreign flags, reports Reuters.

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A North Korean carrier, which is on the UN sanctions list against the country, continues to evade sanctions by using foreign flags, name changes and other maneuvers to sail weapons to ports in the Middle East and Africa, according to news media Reuters.

Reuters refers to a confidential report from a panel appointed by the UN Security Council in order to monitor that the sanctions against the North Korean regime are upheld. But according to the new report, the North Korean government still exports weapons and equipment on vessels which attempt to hide their identity.

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