Wednesday, August 10, 2022

North Korea Chemical Shipment Has Been ‘Stopped’ From Entering Syria

Two shipment from North Korea headed for the Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations.

The claim however, was reported by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was submitted to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month did not reveal details of when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained. The U.N. experts said activities between Syria and North Korea they were investigating included cooperation on Syrian Scud missile programs and maintenance and repair of Syrian surface-to-air missiles air defence systems. It was also revealed that investigations are ongoing as the items may have been prohibited. North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and the Security Council has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear weapons tests and four long-range missile launches.
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