Sunday, January 31, 2010

North Korean Arms Shipment Headed To Iran: UN Report

Photo: GROUNDED: From left, IIyas Issakov, 56, Alexandr Zrybnev, 53, both from Kazakhstan, Mikhail Petukhou, 54, from Belarus, Viktor Abdukkayev, 58, Vitaliy Shumkov, 54, both also from Kazakhstan. Photo: Sarot Meksophawannakul

Seized North Korea Arms Were Bound For Iran: Thailand -- Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A shipment of weapons from North Korea seized by Thai authorities last month were headed for Iran, according to a confidential report the Thai government sent to a U.N. Security Council committee.

Thai authorities seized more than 35 tons of arms from a cargo plane they said had come from North Korea, and arrested its five crew members after the aircraft made an emergency landing at a Bangkok airport in December.

The report to the Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee, seen by Reuters on Saturday, said the shipment included rockets, fuses, rocket launchers and rocket-propelled grenades.

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More News On This Arms Shipment To Iran

North Korean Arms Were Headed to Iran, Thailand Report Says -- Business Week
Thai prosecutors defer decision on arms cargo plane crew -- RIA Novosti
Decision on arms plane crew deferred -- Bangkok Post
Dogs of war or players in a political game? -- Bangkok Post

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