Funding The Hermit Kingdom

Kevin Ivey | 07/13/2021

Since coming under international sanctions following a nuclear test in 2006, North Korea has used a variety of methods to circumvent trade restrictions. At-sea transfers of coal, fuel and seafood have been one way for Pyongyang to buy and sell. Above, the North Korean tanker Yu Jong 2 conducts an at-sea transfer with a ship of unknown nationality in this picture taken by a Japanese patrol aircraft on Feb. 16, 2018. The Japanese government assessed that the vessels were involved in...
 

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