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UN reports on North Korea challenges

18th September 2017 - 01:08 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


The United Nations released a new panel of experts (POE) report on 5 September under Security Council Resolution 2345, which explored North Korean missile developments and how Pyongyang acquired the technology needed to build nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Of particular interest, section 33 on page 16 demonstrated the frustration many Western analysts have with China’s participation in North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programmes. 

The POE noted that a military parade in Pyongyang on 15 April exhibited Chinese-made trucks hauling submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The vehicles were identified as Sinotruks and emanated from the manufacturer’s Howo 6x6 series. 


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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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