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North Korea continues to violate international sanctions by developing its nuclear and missile arsenal


North Korea (AFP) – 06/02/2022. 08:56

North Korea is developing its nuclear arsenal and missile capabilities

  • Monitoring the arms embargo and international economic sanctions against North Korea
  • The amount of illegal imports of refined oil increased sharply
  • Pyongyang continues to maintain its nuclear and ballistic missile programs
  • North Korea has been under international sanctions since 2006

continued North Korea A year ago, it developed its nuclear arsenal and missile capabilities despite international sanctions imposed on it, according to a confidential United Nations report.

Reported annual document sent to the members Security Council Five Tenth that “cyber attacks, especially on crypto-assets, remain an important source of revenue for the North Korean government.”

The report, prepared by the United Nations experts in charge of monitoring the arms embargo and international economic sanctions imposed on North Korea, also indicated that “the amount of illegal imports of refined oil

It increased sharply” a year ago, but “at a much lower level than in previous years.”

No nuclear tests reported.

With regard to North Korean armaments, which the international community is trying to reduce, experts emphasized that Pyongyang “continued to maintain and develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, in violation of resolutions

Security Council,” they added, “despite no reported nuclear tests or ICBM launches, North Korea has continued to develop its ability to produce nuclear fissile material.”

The report also noted that, over the past year, Pyongyang has demonstrated “increasing capabilities for rapid deployment, high mobility, and improved flexibility of its missile forces.”

He stressed that the process of “maintenance and development of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile infrastructure has continued,” adding that the country “continued to seek equipment, technology, and technical know-how for these programs.”

Abroad, in particular by means of information and joint scientific research.

Experts said they have also noticed that North Korean leaders have stopped importing luxury goods, especially cars, an import that has been condemned in recent years.

North Korea has been under international sanctions since 2006, which increased dramatically in 2017 under US President Donald Trump.

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