Under the Radar

U.N. Probing N. Korea Arms Deals

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A United Nations panel is investigating reports of possible weapons-related shipments from Pyongyang to Syria and Burma. “Member states did not report to the committee any violations involving transfer of nuclear or other WMD-related or ballistic missile items," the panel affirmed in their findings. "But they did report several other violations, including illicit sales of arms and related material and luxury goods.” The report also claimed that “the DPRK [North Korea] continues actively to defy the measures in the [U.N. sanctions] resolutions.”