Saturday, May 29, 2010

UN report: Iran, Syria receiving North Korea nuclear technology

clipped from www.haaretz.com

Report says Pyongyang continue to provide missiles, components to Iran as well as aiding Syria's nuclear despite UN sanctions.


 North Korea is exporting nuclear and ballistic missile technology and using multiple intermediaries, shell companies and overseas criminal networks to circumvent U.N. sanctions, UN experts said in a report obtained by The Associated Press.

The seven-member panel monitoring the implementation of sanctions against North Korea said its research indicates that Pyongyang is involved in banned nuclear and ballistic activities in Iran, Syria and Myanmar. It called for further study of these suspected activities and urged all countries to try to prevent them.

The 47-page report, obtained late Thursday by AP, and a lengthy annex document sanctions violations reported by U.N. member states, including four cases involving arms exports and two seizures of luxury goods by Italy

This may also include goods related to weapons of mass destruction and arms, it added.

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