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Yong Chol Kim

Diplomat · Politician · Sanctioned entity
Yong Chol Kim is subject to sanctions. See the individual program listings below. They are also a politically exposed person.
NameKIM, Yong Chol · Kim Jong-čchol · Kim Yong Chol · Kim Yong-chol · Kim Yŏng Ch'ŏl · 19 more...[sources]
Other nameGim Yeong-cheol · KIM Yong-Chol · KIM Young-Cheol · KIM Young-Chol · KIM Young-Chul · 27 more...[sources]
Birth date · · [sources]
Place of birthPyongan-Pukto · Pyongan-Pukto North Korea · Pyongan-Pukto, KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF · Pyongan-Pukto, North Korea · Ryanggang Province[sources]
NationalityNorth Korea[sources]
CountryNorth Korea[sources]
Country of birthNorth Korea[sources]
Description"Chief of the Reconnaissance General Bureau which trades in conventional arms and controls the DPRK conventional arms firm Green Pine Associated Corporation (entity designated by the 1718 Committee, 02.05.2012) responsible for approximately half of the arms and related materiel exported by the DPRK and has taken over many of the activities of KOMID (entity designated by the 1718 Committee, 24.04.2009)."[sources]
First nameYeong-cheol · Yong · Yong Chol · Yong-Chol · Yong-chol · 6 more...[sources]
KeywordsNational government[sources]
Last nameKIM · Kim[sources]
Second nameChol[sources]
Wikidata IDQ8011165[sources]
PositionAlternate Member of Political Bureau and Member of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Member of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and, from June 2023, United Front Department Advisor. Former commander of Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), an entity sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council. · Membre du comité central du Parti des travailleurs de Corée, de la Commission des affaires d’État de la République populaire démocratique de Corée · Membre suppléant du Bureau politique · Supreme People’s Assembly (member, 2014-) · Vice Chairman of the Workers Party of Korea · 4 more...[sources]
EducationKim Il-sung Military University · Mangyongdae Revolutionary School[sources]
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Vice Chairman of the Korean Workers’ Party Central Committee

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List,

Membre suppléant du Bureau politique et membre du comité central du Parti des travailleurs de Corée, de la Commission des affaires d’État de la République populaire démocratique de Corée et, depuis juin 2023, conseiller du département du Front uni. Ancien commandant du Bureau général de reconnaissance (RGB), entité sanctionnée par le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies.

French National Asset Freezing System,

Former Commander of Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB). Promoted to United Front Department director in May 2016.

UK FCDO Sanctions List,

Former Commander of Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB). Promoted to United Front Department director in May 2016.

UK HMT/OFSI Consolidated List of Targets,

North Korean politician

Wikidata non-official source,


Data sources

Belgian Financial Sanctions6,569

Belgium extends the European FSF sanctions list on the basis of a national terrorist list, issued by the National Security Council

Belgium · FOD

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)6,302

As part of the Common Foreign Security Policy the European Union publishes a sanctions list that is implemented by all member states.

European Union · EEAS

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List4,102

The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian sanctions law

Australia · DFAT

French National Asset Freezing System5,078

The register lists all persons, entities and vessels subject to asset freezing measures in force on French territory, pursuant to national, European and international (UN) provisions.

France · DGT

US OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List30,602

The primary United States' sanctions list, specially designated nationals (SDN) part.

United States · OFAC

Wikidata Politically Exposed Persons184,032

Profiles of politically exposed persons from Wikidata, the structured data version of Wikipedia.

Wikidata · non-official source

DPRK Reports5,540

A database of entities and events related to North Korea's sanctions evasion efforts.

United Kingdom · RUSI · non-official source

EU Consolidated Travel Bans3,894

Consolidated information about individuals who have been banned from traveling to the European Union, released as part of the EU Sanctions Map.

European Union · Council

UK HMT/OFSI Consolidated List of Targets6,017

The United Kingom's consolidated international sanctions list.

United Kingdom · OFSI

Every Politician58,973

All members of national legislatures in the world, collected from hundreds of government web sites and consolidated via Wikidata.

MySociety · non-official source

UK FCDO Sanctions List4,500

UK sanctions collated by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

United Kingdom · FCDO

US Trade Consolidated Screening List (CSL)19,572

The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports, or transfers of items.

United States · ITA

External databases

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Wikidata is the structured data project of the Wikipedia community, providing fact-based information edited by humans and machines

External dataset · Wikidata · non-official source

Source data IDs: evpo-951753d8-1a2b-448e-a7b7-f4b6e8deaf28 · eu-fsf-eu-4159-44 · NK-2rnmguELgE8J8aFpAKxAZL · gb-fcdo-dpr0044 · au-dfat-2649-kim-yong-chol · eu-tb-logical-6847 · NK-SBnp82abVr3ztXQLUK8EsR · gb-hmt-12439 · kprusi-db66a7da538feb76396728f43f58ac9cf1ace5da · fr-ga-2502 · au-dfat-3286-kim-yong-chol · ofac-12211

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