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CHINA – NORTH KOREA – IRAN
Beijing rejects charges of weapons shipments to Pyongyang and Tehran
UN Security Council report says China violated 2006 ban on the two nations by acting as a “transit point” between them. The Chinese government denies the charges, blocks the report’s publication.
30/10/2006 NORTH KOREA
North Korea celebrates nuclear test while firing and selling more arms
"Spontaneous" manifestations of joy for the nuclear test of 9 October took place. Before the feasting, Pyongyang launched five missiles and, according to American charges, has sold at least 40 to African and Middle Eastern countries.
16/05/2011 NORTH KOREA – IRAN – CHINA
North Korean technicians in Iran to build nuclear weapons
Japanese newspaper says North Korea sent 200 highly specialised technicians to 12 Iranian provinces to help Iran build the bomb. The United Nations report says the two countries exchanged weapons with the complicity of China.
14/06/2011 MYANMAR - NORTH KOREA
US Navy stops North Korean cargo ship carrying weapons to Myanmar
The captain of a Belize-flagged ship refused requests for inspection, eventually turning it around to go back to North Korea. Myanmar official rejects allegations of arms and military technology trade with Pyongyang. Washington calls on Southeast Asian nations to work harder against weapons trade.
11/10/2006 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
Pyongyang threatens UN, sanctions mean war
Tokyo and Washington adopt unilateral measures against Pyongyang; both want use of force included in any UN sanctions. Beijing calls for calm but agrees to a tough response. Seoul dithers.
10/10/2006 IRAN NORTH KOREA
Teheran says it supports world free of nuclear weapons
The Iranian government has declared its "innocence" while the international community and the UN ponder sanctions against Pyongyang and Teheran.
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