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U.N. to Investigate North Korean Attempt to Export Reagents to Syria

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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 03:57 PM
The United Nations plans to launch an investigation into the violation soon, diplomatic sources said, representing a rare probe into the reclusive communist country's arms trade related to chemical weapons.

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Greece in November 2009 confiscated a storage vessel discovered on a Liberia-flagged ship bound for Syria. The container was revealed to be filled with large quantities of ampules carrying powdered or liquid reagents, informed insiders said. The type of reagents found can be employed to detect materials moving in the air following a chemical arms strike, according to the insiders. The materials have both offensive and defensive purposes, they said.

Greece Captured North Korean Chemical Weapon Gear, Envoys Reveal

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