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North Korea Sends Banned Equipment to Syria, Myanmar

02 March 2018, 04:34 | Lucy Hill

The war between Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebel groups has killed more than half a million people

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The latest findings come months after the U.N.'s Panel of Experts said in September that it was "investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation" between Syria and North Korea.

The New York Times says the report also points out the danger of a relationship between the two countries because any trade could help Syria with chemical weapons and help North Korea keep its own weapons programs up and running. They are observing United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

The Syrian government had deployed buses to the al-Wafideen crossing point, near the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Douma, on Tuesday, to allow residents to evacuate through a so-called humanitarian corridor established with help from Russian Federation.

It shed light on North Korea's broader network of illicit trading, which in nine months past year may have earned it almost $200m (£144m) in oil, gas and weapons deals in violation of United Nations sanctions. Damascus has consistently denied using chemical weapons over the past years of conflict in the country.

As part of the investigation, an unidentified United Nations member state testified that North Korean technicians "continue to operate at chemical weapons and missile facilities at Barzeh, Adra and Hama", after a technical delegation arrived in Syria in 2016. He listed his rank as a major general in a letter with an official proposal to Syrian Major General Ali Salim of the Army Supply Bureau for "an air defense command and control system", it said. So, on February 14, Deputy foreign Minister of Syria Faisal Miqdad told reporters that the country's Armed forces do not have chemical weapons Arsenal.

Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, there have been suspicions that North Korea was providing equipment and expertise to maintain the chemical weapons program of Syria's president, Bashar Assad.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, addressing the Conference on Disarmament, said Syria had eliminated its chemical weapons stockpile and placed its arsenal under worldwide control.

In April 2017, a suspected sarin gas attack hit the town of Khan Shaykhun in the northwestern province of Idlib, killing at least 80 people.

"Now, it is the turn for the militants and their sponsors to act, militants entrenched there who still continue shelling Damascus, blocking aid deliveries and the evacuation of those wishing to leave", he added.

Neither the report's authors nor members of the United Nations Security Council who have seen it would comment, and neither would the United States' mission to the worldwide agency.

It is unclear when, or even whether, the report will be released.

The report revealed that some member-states seized goods that are believed to be part of a contract between the North Korean company KOMID and the interfaces of the Syrian Scientific Research Council.



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