Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Report: Russia Violated International Sanctions When It Allowed North Korean Nuclear Researchers To Work In Russia


UPI: Report: Russia allowed North Korea nuclear scientists to conduct research

A former member of the U.N. Security Council’s North Korea sanctions committee says there’s evidence Russia violated international sanctions.

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Moscow may have allowed several North Korean nuclear researchers to work at Russian nuclear sites, including a scientist who is under United Nations Security Council sanctions.

The North Korean nuclear scientists were allowed to engage in their research in Russia until early 2015 when Pyongyang stopped paying an annual membership fee to the Russian government, Japanese news agency Jiji Press reported Monday.

Katsuhisa Furukawa, who served on the U.N. Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee, said the group has evidence the North Koreans were allowed to conduct studies at Russian nuclear facilities in violation of international sanctions.

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WNU Editor: If true .... this is a very serious breach.

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