European Intelligence Sources: North Korea Illegally Shipped Coal to Russian Federation

European Intelligence Sources: North Korea Illegally Shipped Coal to Russian Federation

South Korea's advance team led by Ri Ju Thae, department director of the Ministry of Unification, visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from Tuesday to Thursday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.

The coal carried by the North Korean vessels was unloaded at the Russian ports and moved to other ships that then traveled to South Korea or Japan, the sources said.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo enter Pacific Command headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

A joint Korean women's hockey team have practised together for the first team on Sunday, after North and South Korea made a decision to join forces for the first time ever at an Olympic competition.

"We could fight tonight, shoulder to shoulder with the Koreans - or South Koreans, if they're attacked", Mattis added.

The rival Koreas are also planning to hold pre-Olympic cultural and sports events in North Korea, which may potentially involve South Korean pop singers and also athletes flown to an airport the North has often used to test launch ballistic missiles. President Moon Jae-in of South Korea would have also been acutely aware of the risk this posed to his country.

The South Korean skiers who will participate in two days of joint training with their North Korean counterparts at the Masikryong Ski Resort in North Korea either in late January or early February are likely to fly there via the Kalma International Airport in Wonsan, Gangwon Province.

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The latest United Nations measures against North Korea are the toughest yet; a response to a recent intercontinental ballistic missile test that Pyongyang says put continental America within range.

Sigal Mandelker, U.S. undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, criss-crossed the region this week seeking more effective cooperation on the sanctions.

The US, however, has imposed new sanctions on North Korea and Chinese firms and individuals that support Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

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However, in the run-up to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, tensions seem to have subsided for now, although experts said the battle of words could pick up at a later point, once the games have concluded.

Washington's sanctions in August also aim to ban exports of crude oil and petroleum products to North Korea due to its nuclear and missile programs.

"We expect South Korea's real GDP to grow by 3.0% y/y through 2019", stated Scotiabank.

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