The UN Panel of Experts has pointed to stolen crypto as the source of illicit financing for North Korea‘s ballistic missile programs.
The North has not granted the expert's visit to the country, despite repeated requests.
North Korea’s score of 3.0 is far below the world and Asia-Pacific regional averages, which respectively logged 60 and 58.5 this year.
The Korea Herald speaks to experts to uncover the secret behind Kim Jong Un’s weight loss.
There was no separate message toward Washington or Seoul amid heightening tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
According to the premier, the country's defense spending stood at 15.9 percent of the total expenditures last year.
The report also found a sharp increase in the quantity of illicit imports of petroleum last year, but at a much lower level.
This month's meeting comes amid heightening tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Experts say the recent test were accompanied by less fiery rhetoric and seemed aimed at domestic goals.
The Hwasong-12 is the longest-range missile launched by Pyongyang in more than four years.