Exporting WMD to rogue governments, terror groups
Kim Jong Un
The world has been increasingly concerned in recent months about North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, which indicate dictator Kim Jong Un could be capable of attacking just about anywhere in the world within months, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The communist regime this week launched a missile that could have traveled the entire breadth of the United States to Washington, D.C.
It’s no small threat, but it’s not the only one posed by North Korea’s missiles.
The other is its export of weaponry to other rogue nations, as well as terror groups.
The threat was highlighted by a Gatestone Institute report on North Korea’s export of chemical weapons to Syria.
The report explained the recently detected shipments of chemical weapons also had been accompanied by shipments of conventional weapons.
It’s not entirely new, the report said.
“In 1995, a CIA report confirmed that Syria’s Scud B and Scud C missile systems had been acquired from North Korea. By 1997, a State Department report confirmed that North Korea was providing Syria with crucial equipment for its missile development program. Der Spiegel reported in 2015 that Syria was again trying to build nuclear bombs,” the report said.
North Korea’s interest?
“Shipping weapons and chemical weapons to Syria brings cash-strapped North Korea hard currency. Meanwhile Syria, thick in a civil war, can only acquire sophisticated weapons and weapons of mass destruction through a black market; so a sanctioned North Korea is ideal,” the report said.
The delivery of chemical weapons was confirmed by the United Nations Security Council, which said weapons had been intercepted in just the last six months.
The deals are being set up “despite the Iran, North Korea and Syria Non-proliferation Act, which ‘authorizes the United States to impose sanctions against foreign individuals, private entities, and governments that engage in proliferation activities,’” the report said.
The report said Syria also could obtain nuclear weapons from North Korea.