Pentagon: North Korea Continues Arms Sales to Myanmar, Iran, Syria

May 3, 2013


Lee Chi-dong


Yonhap News

A Pentagon report stated that North Korea continues to supply arms to Myanmar, Iran, and Syria, effectively bypassing U.N. and U.S. sanctions. North Korea employed a worldwide network to facilitate arms transfers that involved ballistic missiles and missile technology.  According to the report, North Korea was able to avoid sanctions by falsifying end-user certificates, mislabeling crates, using front companies and intermediaries, and using air cargo for deliveries of high value exports.