• Israel Exported $400,000 of Gold to North Korea Despite UN Sanctions

    December 29, 2015

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    So what do you call it when America’s bestest friend violates UN sanctions the U.S. pushed for by helping enrich America’s bestest enemy? And all the while the U.S. remains dead silent over the whole thing?

    Yep, bullsh*t.

    Israel has exported an estimated $400,000 worth of gold to North Korea in contravention of UN sanctions. Israeli ministers made the admission during a Knesset session after the UN had earlier questioned Tel Aviv on suspected exports to North Korea.

    “Unfortunately there have been exports of gold and sadly they were exposed and we had to give explanations to the UN,” David Houry, director of exports at the tax authority in Israel told the Knesset hearing.

    UN Security Council Resolution 1718 was passed in 2006 in response to North Korea’s program to develop nuclear weapons. The resolution prohibits exports of luxury goods. Precious metals are among the products barred from being sold to Pyongyang, along with alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, motor vehicles and perfumes. The theory behind the specificity of the sanctioned items is that they punish North Korea’s elite without affecting regular people. Except when Israel wantonly walks all over the rules.

    During the session the Knesset economics committee passed an order forbidding luxury exports to North Korea, nearly 10 years after the 2006 UN resolution.

    A spokesperson for Israel’s Economy Ministry, said the near decade-long delay in implementing the UN resolution was due to “bureaucratic difficulties.”

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  • Recent Comments

    • chuck said...


      Look…In the middle of my hand I am pointing a gold finger towards the war criminals who get away with murder, and are allowed to brake laws.Once again I salute with half a peace sign (my gold finger).

      12/29/15 8:12 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      A spokesperson for Israel’s Economy Ministry, said the near decade-long delay in implementing the UN resolution was due to “bureaucratic difficulties.”


      Just when you thought Israeli incredulity had redefined the “lying through their teeth” meme…

      Bureaucratic difficulties.

      Right. That’s almost as good as the one they floated when they attacked the US Liberty..mistaken identity.
      Of course, the USG bought it lock, stock and barrel. Just like the UN will here. After all.. cause..antisemitism.

      Btw, what the fuck is Israel sending gold to NK for?

      12/29/15 10:08 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      When our “good” friends – PAKISTAN – exported nuke tech to NK, we didn’t so shit. Don’t think we will do shit about the gold. Besdies, NK needs the gold to bribe our “good” friends.


      12/29/15 11:38 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      12/29/15 11:41 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...


      Too bad, the Zionistas won’t even brake (sic) their Torah’s “promised land” ‘lease’! But, so (sic) shit: Follow The MONEY! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGrlWOhtj3g @ 3:30
      AND, their genocidal apatheid’s trail Of BODIES throughout MENA.

      12/29/15 3:53 PM | Comment Link

    • Burma Bob said...


      A few months ago the Israeli defense industries and the IDF itself hosted a lavish state visit for senior Burmese military officers. Not a fucking peep out of State Dept, no word from Treasury. I wonder what sort of excuse the Israelis would offer for such blatant sanctions violations in this case?

      01/22/16 3:53 AM | Comment Link

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