North Korea: Oil

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of North Korean oil imports linked to that country's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

​We judge that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) military, which runs the nuclear weapons or ballistic missiles programmes, is one of the major consumers of oil products in the DPRK.

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