Monday, April 24, 2017

Is North Korea Profiting From the Syrian War?

North Korea and Syria’s relationship stretches back to the Cold War | Photo:

Defense One/Quartz: Syria’s War Has Been a ‘Goldmine’ for North Korea—and Don’t Expect It to Change Anytime Soon

Weapons from North Korea have ended up in Syria, ultimately enriching the Kim regime and prolonging Bashar al-Assad’s grip on power.

The civil war in Syria, which began in 2011, has been a tragedy for millions of people, including refugees fleeing the violence and residents caught in the crossfire. But for North Korea’s ruling elite, the conflict has in many ways been a good thing.

Since the 1960s, North Korea has sold arms and equipment to Syria, and provided other sorts of military-to-military assistance, such as training and technical assistance. Of particular importance, Pyongyang has helped develop Syria’s chemical weapons and ballistic missile programs.

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WNU Editor: The Syrian - North Korean connection goes back decades (see above photo).


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Alix Lion said...

Get ready fools

Alix Lion said...

Fire in the hole