Many nations seem to be very ambivalent about the sanctions on North Korea. I wonder if one reason for thr urgency of the talks comes from that ambivalence.
Here is a list of countries violating the sanctions by category:
Military-related sanctions violations: Angola, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania.
Non-military related cases of sanctions violations that involved facilitating front companies, financial transactions, and other business activities: Angola, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Iran, Malaysia, Namibia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates.
Imports of sanctioned goods and minerals from North Korea: Barbados, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Vietnam.
Re-flagging of vessels and providing other assistance for shipments: Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Fiji, Greece, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Palau, Panama, Peru, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Thailand, and Togo.
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