United Nations experts are investigating possible violations of UN sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in Syria and military cooperation with Iran, Libya and Sudan.

The expert panel’s 66-page report to the security council, obtained on Monday by the Associated Press, also detailed the appearance in North Korea of a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus LX 570 all-wheel-drives in violation of a ban on luxury goods.

And it noted a trend in North Korea’s evasion of financial sanctions by using cyberattacks to “illegally force the transfer of funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges”.

The report’s executive summary said North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs remained intact and its leaders were dispersing missile assembly and testing facilities to prevent “decapitation” strikes.

The full report said “the Yongbyon nuclear complex remained active”, noting that satellite imagery through…

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/12/north-korea-sanctions-un-investigating-possible-violations-in-about-20-countries