North Korea, Iran Trade Missile Technology

May 15, 2011

Author: 

Louis Charbonneau

Publication: 

Reuters

Related Country: 

  • China
  • North Korea

According to a leaked U.N. report, Iran and North Korea have regularly exchanged ballistic missile technology in violation of sanctions on both countries. Restricted missile-related items were suspected to have been shipped by air on regular scheduled flights of Air Koryo and Iran Air. According to several diplomats, China was used as a transhipment point for some of these shipments, and Chinese diplomats, objecting to the report, are likely to prevent its official release by the U.N. Security Council.