Choe Un Jong has worked with DPRK weapons trading officials to purchase electronic equipment for Iranian customers
Choe Chol Min’s wife, Choe Un Jong, is a Beijing-based North Korean national and is officially assigned to the DPRK Embassy in the PRC. Choe Un Jong has previously accompanied her husband, Choe Chol Min, on official travel related to his work with the DPRK’s primary weapons trading entity. On at least one occasion, Choe Un Jong helped coordinate an order with one or more SANS associates for dual-use bearings that are used in DPRK ballistic missile production.
“The DPRK’s ongoing development of its ballistic missile program – even Pyongyang’s recent failed military satellite launch – continues to threaten regional and international security,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson. “The United States is committed to targeting the regime’s illicit procurement networks that feed its weapons programs.”
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» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on June 15, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13810 for being a North Korean person, including a North Korean person that has engaged in commercial activity that generates revenue for the Government of North Korea or the Workers’ Party of Korea;