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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, for a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, for a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 / AP
     
BY: Bill Gertz    
April 15, 2015 5:00 am


North Korea supplied several shipments of missile components to Iran during recent nuclear talks and the transfers appear to violate United Nations sanctions on both countries, according to U.S. intelligence officials.


Since September more than two shipments of missile parts have been monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies as they transited from North Korea to Iran, said officials familiar with intelligence reports who spoke on condition of anonymity.


Details of the arms shipments were included in President Obama’s daily intelligence briefings and officials suggested information about the transfers was kept secret from the United Nations, which is in charge of monitoring sanctions violations.


Critics of the U.S.-led nuclear framework agreement reached in Switzerland earlier this month have said one major deficiency of the accord is its failure to address Iran’s missile program, considered a key nuclear delivery system for the Islamist regime.


CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani declined to comment on the missile component shipments, citing a policy of not discussing classified information.


But other officials said the transfers included goods covered by the Missile Technology Control Regime, a voluntary agreement among 34 nations that limits transfers of missiles and components of systems with ranges of greater than 186 miles.


One official said the transfers between North Korea and Iran included large diameter engines, which could be used for a future Iranian long-range missile system.


The United Nations Security Council in June 2010 imposed sanctions on Iran for its illegal uranium enrichment program. The sanctions prohibit Iran from purchasing ballistic missile goods and are aimed at blocking Iran from acquiring “technology related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.”


U.S. officials said the transfers carried out since September appear to be covered by the sanctions.


Other details of the transfers could not be learned. However, U.S. intelligence agencies in the past have identified Iran’s Islamic Republic of Iran


Shipping Lines (IRISL) as the main shipper involved in transferring ballistic missile-related materials.


A U.S. report to the United Nations sanctions committee in 2010 stated that Washington closely cooperates with partner states in monitoring IRISL and other Iranian merchant shipping companies that pass through airports, seaports, and other international borders. The report said the United States takes “steps to prevent transfers of items prohibited by this and by previous Iran-related resolutions.”


The American efforts to block arms transfers are carried out under the George W. Bush administration’s international Proliferation Security Initiative.


A classified State Department cable from October 2009 reveals that Iran is one of North Korea’s key missile customers.


The cable, made public by Wikileaks, states that since the 1980s North Korea has provided Iran with complete Scud missiles and production technology used in developing 620-mile-range Nodong missiles.


Additionally, North Korea also supplied Iran with a medium-range missile called the BM-25 that is a variant of the North Korean Musudan missile.


“This technology would provide Iran with more advanced missile technology than currently used in its Shahab-series of ballistic missiles and could form the basis for future Iranian missile and [space launch vehicle] designs.”
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And this is all according to the us agency? ?
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North Korea selling missile technology to Iran and Russia lifting a ban on current generation air defence technology. Between the two we see a huge degradation in the ability of the US and Israel to 'safely' attack Iran and any facilities there as well as highly increasing the capability to attack Israel, Europe and other US allies in the Middle East. Clearly this will put Iran well above the capabilities of ANY other country in the region. Are we seeing the beginning of a toe to toe standoff between Iran and Israel? Is this the resurgence of the cold war where the US and Russia fought one another by proxy? Gone are the heady days that we believed were the flowering of a new beginning after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the death of the USSR. In all of this; keep your eye on China.
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