Cambodia says it closed North Korean-owned businesses, deported all workers

Phnom Penh’s first UN sanctions implementation report details broad crackdown on DPRK-linked operations in the country.

Cambodia “shut down all” North Korean businesses and bank accounts, kicked out all workers, and complied with all other UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions by the end of 2019, the country claimed in its first implementation report to the UN regarding sanctions enforcement efforts.

The report, submitted on January 20 but only publicly released on the website of the UN 1718 Sanctions Committee on Thursday, listed 115 North Korean workers, 12 companies, eight restaurants, and the famous Angkor Panorama Museum as casualties of sanctions requirements in 2019 alone.

“Cambodia has always adhered to its firm stance of supporting non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction towards the complete elimination of these weapons,” the introduction to the report stated.

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