U.S. Treasury Imposes Sanctions on Companies in Russia and China Exploiting North Korean Forced Labor

The U.S. Treasury Department employed sanctions against two companies in Russia and China for violating United Nations Resolution 2397 passed in 2017, for which they each voted. In the resolution, all countries employing forced North Korean laborers must repatriate them by December 2019. A year after the deadline, several countries have yet to comply fully. […]

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U.N. Report Reveals North Korean Surreptitious Efforts to Evade U.N. Sanctions With Help From Others

An August 2020 U.N. report revealed North Korean efforts to bypass sanctions with significant help from its own diplomats in other countries. North Korean embassies in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, and Poland leveraged local businesses on its premises to facilitate the transfer of weapons, goods, and materials in violation of sanctions imposed due to their nuclear […]

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North Korea Benefits As Tensions Increase Between Seoul and Tokyo

There is still historical animosity between the peoples of South Korea and Japan. This rift is a left-over from 1910 to 1945 when Japan colonized Korea. Last year South Korea’s Supreme Court demanded two Japanese companies pay a total of $352,000 to four plaintiffs for forced-labor during that period. Japan’s government dismissed the suit claiming […]

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