UN Investigating Suspected North Korean Arms Dealers in Iran

March 12, 2019

Author: 

Dan De Luce

Publication: 

NBC News

Related Country: 

  • North Korea
  • United Arab Emirates

The United Nations is investigating whether two North Korean missile and arms firms, KOMID and Green Pine, are operating in Iran in violation of U.N. sanctions. The heads of both companies recently travelled to Iran, according to air passenger documents cited by the United Nations. The U.N. is concerned that North Korea continues to rely on diplomats stationed at the Iranian embassy to facilitate the work of these firms, both of which are blacklisted by the United Nations. Iran has so far failed to supply copies of passports for all North Korean diplomats stationed in Iran.