U.S. Considered Blacklisting Two Chinese Banks Over North Korea Ties

By Christian Berthelsen April 13, 2018 U.S. shelved plan to sanction lenders seen as vital to system Firm allegedly used AgBank, China Construction for laundering U.S. officials alarmed by public displays of Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile technology last summer considered taking the provocative step of blacklisting two of China’s biggest banks from the U.S. financial…

Les Européens sont divisés sur l’opportunité de nouvelles sanctions contre l’Iran

Pour sauver l’accord nucléaire, contesté par Trump, Paris, Londres et Berlin durcissent le ton. LE MONDE | 20.03.2018 à 10h45 • Mis à jour le 20.03.2018 à 10h51 | Par Jean-Pierre Stroobants (Bruxelles, Bureau européen) Les Européens « chantent à plusieurs voix, mais la même chanson ». La formule de la haute représentante Federica Mogherini résume, de…

UN advisor criticizes Maersk’s shipment for North Korea

  BY OLE ANDERSEN, TOMAS KRISTIANSEN Published  23.03.18 at 11:25 No companies should accept a risk of getting caught transporting components for sanctioned North Korean missiles, says former UN monitor and sanctions advisor to ShippingWatch. Photo: /ritzau/AP/Wong Maye-E It is not acceptable for subsidiaries in major international transport companies to claim that they did not know what…

U.N. Links North Korea to Syria’s Chemical Weapon Program

By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ FEB. 27, 2018 Photo Smoke billowed last week after an airstrike on the besieged neighborhood of eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus. Credit Ammar Suleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images UNITED NATIONS — North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used in the production of chemical…

South Korea asks U.N. to allow sanctioned North Korea official to attend Olympics

Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – South Korea asked the United Nations on Wednesday for an exemption to allow a sanctioned North Korean official to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong. Pyongyang told Seoul that Choe Hwi, chairman of…