A former North Korean official who defected to the US last year has reversed his previously sceptical view of the effectiveness of United Nations sanctions meant to stop North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. Photo: Balkis Press

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A former North Korean official who defected to the US last year has reversed his previously sceptical view of the effectiveness of United Nations sanctions meant to stop North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. Photo: Balkis Press
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