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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 03:55 AM

Exclusive - China firm boasts about missile-linked North Korea sale - envoys

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - A Chinese firm that intelligence agencies believe provided North Korea with the body of an off-road transport vehicle used to carry missiles appears to have a press release on its website that boasts about the sale, U.N. diplomats told Reuters.

Washington suspects that the Chinese firm, Hubei Sanjiang Space Wanshan Special Vehicle Co., did not sell North Korea an entire vehicle, but a chassis, and may have believed it was for civilian purposes, suggesting the company did not intentionally flout U.N. sanctions, a U.S. official said.

The official also said the firm likely made the sale to a front company that was used to mask the buyer's true identity. The company denies having trade links to North Korea.

U.N. diplomats in New York said that some U.N. delegations are also aware of the case and are looking into whether Hubei Sanjiang might have violated the U.N. ban on selling North Korea technology that can support its ballistic missile program.



Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/04/24/uk-korea-north-china-idUKBRE83N05M20120424

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Reply Exclusive - China firm boasts about missile-linked North Korea sale - envoys (Original post)
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Justice wanted Apr 2012 #3
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 05:38 AM

1. And we have Free Trade with China because .......

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 08:24 AM

2. wink...wink

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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 08:27 AM

3. I think we need to worry about what this company has done.

Look at this link:


http://news.yahoo.com/north-koreas-nuclear-test-ready-soon-source-061435977.html


Exclusive: North Korea's nuclear test ready "soon"

Critics say the rocket launch was aimed at honing the North's ability to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States, a move that would dramatically increase its military and diplomatic heft.

Now the North appears to be about to carry out a third nuclear test after two in 2006 and 2009.

"Soon. Preparations are almost complete," the source said when asked whether North Korea was planning to conduct a nuclear test.


In the article it also said:

YOUNGEST KIM STILL IN CHARGE DESPITE ROCKET FIASCO

The source said there was debate in North Korea's top leadership over whether to go ahead with the launch in the face of U.S. warnings and the possibility of further U.N. sanctions, but that hawks in the Korean People's Army had won the debate.

The source dismissed speculation that the failed launch had dealt a blow to Kim Jong-un, believed to be in his late 20s, who came to power after his father Kim Jong-il died following a 17-year rule that saw North Korea experience a famine in the 1990s.

Also take into account Yesterday's threat to South Korea by North Korea and this article:

http://news.yahoo.com/korea-tightens-media-security-n-korea-threat-080033785.html
South Korean police have tightened security around major TV stations and newspapers after North Korea threatened "special actions" to attack them, an officer said Tuesday.

The North's military Monday vowed to turn parts of Seoul into ashes, accusing the conservative President Lee Myung-Bak and several media outlets of defaming its leadership and distorting public opinion in the South.

It said the unspecified actions targeting "the Lee Myung-Bak group of traitors... and conservative media" will "reduce all... to ashes in three or four minutes... by unprecedented peculiar means and methods of our own style".
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Bottom line I think we need to watch this area and these events carefully.


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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:03 AM

4. Well if the rocket test is any indication, it looks like china is deliberately selling them...

...defective products in order to make a quick buck or make another psychological warfare maneuver. Which continues this ruse about North Korea being a dangerous country.

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