By: Steve Dellar | 02-03-2018 | News
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UN Says NOKO Made $200M Selling Arms To Syria, Myanmar

Despite international sanctions against the regime of Kim Jong Un, a UN report claims that North Korea made some $200 million last year exporting commodities as coal, iron, and steel. In a surprising development, the UN stated the North Koreans had made half that money selling weapons to Syria and Myanmar.

The report states that North Korea "continued to export almost all the commodities prohibited in the resolutions, generating nearly $200 million in revenue between January and September 2017."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NorthKorea</a> flouts UN sanctions by exporting coal, iron, steel and other commodities banned under UN sanctions: <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UN</a> report <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; APN NEWS (@apnnewsindia) <a href="">February 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Commodities shipments using "a combination of multiple evasion techniques, routes and deceptive tactics" arrived in China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia and Vietnam.

Furthermore, the regime "is already floating the most recent resolutions by exploiting global oil supply chains, complicit foreign nationals, offshore company registries, and the international banking system."

Also read: <a href="">Trump says Russia Violating Sanctions By Giving Oil To North Korea </a>.

Syria and Myanmar are receiving, also via circumvented routes, “shipments from North Korea's KOMID corporation”, the country's main arms exporter. The KOMID Corporation is ranked highly on a UN sanctions blacklist.

The last startling revelation is that one of the seized shipments can “be used to build bricks for the interior wall of a chemical factory.”

Also read: <a href=""> NOKO Shows Off Ballistic Ice Missile At Festival</a>.

Myanmar’s UN Ambassador, Mr Hau Do Suan immediately spoke on behalf of his government, claiming they “have no ongoing arms relationship, whatsoever, with North Korea” and guaranteed the panel that the Myanmar government is “abiding by the UN Security Council resolutions”.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">North Korea earned $200 million from banned exports, UN report says. The Japan Times-24 minutes ago. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NorthKorea</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Syria</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#News</a> North Korea violated United Nations sanctions to earn nearly $200 million in 2017 from banned commodity exports.<a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jerome Adams (@jamesnews242) <a href="">February 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Anonymous No. 17394 2018-02-03 : 11:56

While NK is a rouge state that has a human rights record equal, if not worse than Stalin or Hitler (Socialists) .

The USA and Russia sell arm world wide, and so does Iran, China and 1/2 dozen other countries.

What if all international weapon sales were stopped? ☺

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