Perhaps tourists from Berlin helped to Finance the nuclear program of North Korea. The property owned by North Korea, adjacent to his Embassy in Berlin, leased as a conference center and dormitories for tourists.
On Wednesday the German government said it is taking steps to prevent their use to obtain cash for the rogue state. City Hostel Berlin works at least since 2008. German media reported that the rent for the building every month tens of thousands of euros.
However, the relationship with North Korea may not be obvious to tourists. On the website of the hostel and in social networks does not mention that the building is owned by a repressive regime. The hostel caters to young travelers, tourists and students in school trips. It offers private rooms and bunk beds in shared dorms for just 9 euro (10 USD) per night.
The reception staff said that they did not know who owns the building. The same applies to guests. One 25-year-old tourist from Argentina, said she had no idea that the building belonged to North Korea. The hostel Manager refused to answer questions and instructed CNNMoney to leave the property.
Germany stated that it terminated the agreement in order to comply with the sanctions of United Nations against North Korea. In November, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution banning Pyongyang's use of its property abroad for anything other than a diplomatic or consular activities. The resolution adopted after the regime conducted a nuclear test, designed to cut off external sources of funding.
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