UN Documents Reveal 'Chemical' Cooperation between Syria, North Korea

02 March, 2018, 04:32 | Author: Clint Gray

Missile technicians have also been working chemical weapons and missile facilities included Syria, the report, written by a panel of experts assessing North Korea's compliance with United Nations sanctions, concluded.

The supplies include acid-resistant tiles that are used at facilities to produce chemical weapons.

Trade between North Korea and Syria poses a serious risk, allowing Syria to maintain chemical weapons and North Korea to fund its nuclear program, the 200 page report highlights.

The UN Panel issued a report last September, which said it was "investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms co-operation" between Syria and North Korea.

It has been accused of repeatedly using banned chemical weapons in the civil war since then.

But "the last thing that we need in Syria are more weapons and, god forbid, more chemical weapons", Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

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North Korea is under worldwide sanctions over its nuclear programme.

That information came from another member state which also reported that North Korean technicians "continue to operate at chemical weapons and missile facilities at Barzeh, Adra and Hama", the report said.

The report to the U.N. Security Council, which diplomats expect to be made public in mid-March, details "substantial new evidence" about North Korea's dealings with Syria, dating back to 2008.

The revelations underscore widely held concerns about North Korea's willingness to market its most advanced weapons technology to foreign clients - including, in this instance, to a Syrian regime notorious for using chemical weapons to kill its citizens.

The Sunday attack killed one little boy and hospitalised 18 other people who first responders said had symptoms consistent with exposure to the poison gas.

The report was compiled by the UN Panel of Experts, which assesses North Korea's compliance with UN resolutions. If the report is accurate, it would represent an ominous marker of how far the crimes and violations committed by the Syrian government have eroded respect for long-established prohibitions.

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The prerequisite to have potential talks with the U.S.is denuclearization, which is why not much ground has been gained with North Korea.

Syria has periodically sought to appease the worldwide community on the subject of chemical weapons.

The allegations follow new reports of chlorine being used by Syrian forces, which the government denies.

The Syrian government has refuted the report, saying the only North Koreans they have in their country are athletes and sport coaches.

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

Ahead of the meeting, Mr Yakovenko said: "Russia is firmly committed to UN-led peace process and political settlement". Myanmar expelled one North Korean diplomat past year for dealings with a banned North Korean company.

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