December 1, 2016: UN, DFAT add 21 to North Korean sanctions

Yesterday, Australian officials added the following persons: 

1.  PAK CHUN IL

a.  Description: Pak Chun Il has served as the DPRK Ambassador to Egypt and provides support to KOMID.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 28 July 1954; Nationality: DPRK; Passport: 563410091

2.  KIM SONG CHOL

a.  Description: Kim Song Chol is a KOMID official that has conducted business in Sudan on behalf of KOMID’s interests.

b.  AKA: Kim Hak Song

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 26 March 1968, alt. DOB: 15 October 1970; Nationality: DPRK; Passport: 381420565, alt. Passport: 654120219

3.  SON JONG HYOK

a.  Description: Son Jong Hyok is a KOMID official that has conducted business in Sudan on behalf of KOMID’s interests.

b.  AKA: Son Min

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 20 May 1980; Nationality: DPRK

4.  KIM SE GON

a.  Description: Kim Se Gon works on behalf of the Ministry of Atomic Energy Industry.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 13 November 1969; Passport: PD472310104; Nationality: DPRK

5.  RI WON HO

a.  Description: Ri Won Ho is a DPRK Ministry of State Security Official stationed in Syria supporting KOMID.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 17 July 1964; Passport: 381310014, Nationality: DPRK

6.  JO YONG CHOL

a.  Description: Jo Yong Chol is a DPRK Ministry of State Security Official stationed in Syria supporting KOMID.

b.  AKA: Cho Yong Chol

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 30 September 1973, Nationality: DPRK

7.  KIM CHOL SAM

a.  Description: Kim Chol Sam is a representative for Daedong Credit Bank (DCB) who has been involved in managing transactions on behalf of DCB Finance Limited. As an overseas-based representative of DCB, it is suspected that Kim Chol Sam has facilitated transactions worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and likely managed millions of dollars in DPRK related accounts with potential links to nuclear/missile programmes.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 11 March 1971; Nationality: DPRK

8.  KIM SOK CHOL

a.  Description: Kim Sok Chol acted as the DPRK Ambassador to Myanmar and he operates as a KOMID facilitator. He was paid by KOMID for his assistance and arranges meetings on behalf of KOMID, including a meeting between KOMID and Myanmar’s defense related persons to discuss financial matters.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 8 May 1955; Passport 472310082; Nationality: DPRK

9.  CHANG CHANG HA

a.  Description: Chang Chang Ha is the President of the Second Academy of Natural Sciences (SANS).

b.  AKA: Jang Chang Ha

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 10 January 1964; Nationality: DPRK

10. CHO CHUN RYONG

a.  Description: Cho Chun Ryong is the Chairman of the Second Economic Committee (SEC).

b.  AKA: Jo Chun Ryong

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 4 April 1960; Nationality: DPRK

11. SON MUN SAN

a.  Description: Son Mun San is the Director-General of the External Affairs Bureau of the General Bureau of Atomic Energy (GBAE).

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Identifiers: DOB: 23 January 1951; Nationality: DPRK

and entities: 

1.  KOREA UNITED DEVELOPMENT BANK

a.  Description: Korea United Development Bank operates in the financial services industry of the DPRK economy.

b.  Location: Pyongyang, North Korea; SWIFT/BIC: KUDBKPPY

2.  ILSIM INTERNATIONAL BANK

a.  Description: Ilsim International Bank is affiliated with the DPRK military and has a close relationship with Korea Kwangson Banking Corporation (KKBC). Ilsim International Bank has attempted to evade United Nations sanctions.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Location: Pyongyang, DPRK; SWIFT: ILSIKPPY

3.  KOREA DAESONG BANK

a.  Description: Daesong Bank is owned and controlled by Office 39 of the Korea Workers’ Party.

b.  AKA: Choson Taesong Unhaeng; AKA: Taesong Bank

c.  Location: Segori-dong, Gyongheung St. Potonggang District, Pyongyang, DPRK; SWIFT/BIC: KDBKKPPY

4.  SINGWANG ECONOMICS AND TRADING GENERAL CORPORATION

a.  Description: Singwang Economics and Trading General Corporation is a DPRK firm for trading in coal. DPRK generates a significant share of the money for its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes by mining natural resources and selling those resources abroad.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Location: DPRK

5.  KOREA FOREIGN TECHNICAL TRADE CENTER

a.  Description: Korea Foreign Technical Trade Center is a DPRK firm trading in coal. DPRK generates a significant share of the funds needed to finance its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes by mining natural resources and selling those resources abroad.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Location: DPRK

6.  KOREA PUGANG TRADING CORPORATION

a.  Description: Korea Pugang Trading Corporation is owned by the Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, DPRK’s defense conglomerate specializing in acquisition for DPRK defense industries and support to Pyongyang’s military related sales.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Location: Rakwon-dong, Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, DPRK

7.  KOREA INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL JOINT VENTURE COMPANY

a.  Description: Korea International Chemical Joint Venture Company is a subsidiary of Korea Ryonbong General Corporation — DPRK’s defense conglomerate specializing in acquisition for DPRK defense industries and support to Pyongyang’s military related sales — and has engaged in proliferation-related transactions.

b.  AKA: Choson International Chemicals Joint Operation Company; AKA: Chosun International Chemicals Joint Operation Company; AKA: International Chemical Joint Venture Company

c.  Location: Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, DPRK; Location: Man gyongdae-kuyok, Pyongyang, DPRK; Location: Mangyungdae-gu, Pyongyang, DPRK

8.  DCB FINANCE LIMITED

a.  Description: DCB Finance Limited is a front company for Daedong Credit Bank (DCB), a listed entity.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Locations: Akara Building, 24 de Castro Street, Wickhams Cay I, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Dalian, China

9.  KOREA TAESONG TRADING COMPANY

a.  Description: Korea Taesong Trading Company has acted on behalf of KOMID in dealings with Syria.

b.  AKA: n/a

c.  Location: Pyongyang, DPRK

10. KOREA DAESONG GENERAL TRADING CORPORATION

a.  Description: Korea Daesong General Trading Corporation is affiliated with Office 39 through minerals (gold) exports, metals, machinery, agricultural products, ginseng, jewelry, and light industry products.

b.  AKA: Daesong Trading; Daesong Trading Company; Korea Daesong Trading Company; Korea Daesong Trading Corporation

c.  Location: Pulgan Gori Dong 1, Potonggang District, Pyongyang City, DPRK

to their Consolidated List under the sanctions program for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) after thei addition by the UN’s DPRK Sanctions Committee.

Smartly, DFAT appears to have abandoned attaching a PDF of the listings and just provided a link to the UN’s website – like OSFI has done for a while now.

Link:

UN Web Notice

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