Monday, January 29, 2018
North Koreans Won't Get Galaxy Note 8 - Sanctions Bite?
NK News reports that North Korean athletes involved in the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics will not receive a free Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for their participation.
The smartphone, which is being given to all other participants in the games, will not be gifted to the athletes to avoid violating international sanctions against Pyongyang, the Ministry of Unification said.
There are of course other sanctions issues that are yet to be clarified, eg the North Korean ski resort where South Koreans will train seemingly has equipment that was imported in violation of sanctions. Additionally, who will be paying for the North Korean delegation (several hundred people) when they are in the South?
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