Against sanctions, Israel exported heaps of gold to North Korea

The Knesset’s Economic Affairs Committee has confirmed that Israel exported approximately $400,000 worth of gold to North Korea in recent years, despite international sanctions imposed in 2006.

The head of exporting at the Israel Tax Authority pointed out at the committee meeting that gold wasn’t the only item, but declined to elaborate.

“Unfortunately there was export of gold and unfortunately it was discovered and we were asked to give explanations,” David Huri says.

Huri pointed out that most of the exports to the Hermit Kingdom took place before 2011, and since then have mostly been books and dental implants, Ynet reports.

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