Skip to comments.Report details North Korea's Iran nuclear exports via 'Office 99'
Posted on 05/07/2010 10:33:45 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
A North Korean front company has been in the forefront of Pyongyang's efforts to supply nuclear technology to Iran and Mideast states, according to a report from Moscow.
North Koreas Second Economic Committee, which is under the command of the party's central leadership, manufactures missiles with the help of North Korea's Second Academy of Natural Sciences, the Moscow Times reported last week.
Export companies under the control of Office 99 send the missiles to Iran.
The report cited high-level internal Workers' Party documents brought to Japan by North Korean informants. According to the documents, a new front apparatus, called the Lyongaksan General Trading Corporation, was created this year.
This organization, it appears, is now intended to play the central role in managing the export of missile and nuclear technologies to Iran, the report said.
The report said more than 6,000 North Koreans work in Iran and other Middle Eastern countries. Most are engaged in construction and the apparel business, but some in Iran and Syria are specialist technicians, including those who worked at the covert Syrian nuclear facilities bombed by Israel in 2007.
Most North Koreans living in Iran are engaged in activities on behalf of the Korean Workers' Party, the report said.
Their mission is to propagandize the party's ideology in the Islamic Republic. The daily life of these Koreans is constrained within a small community where the party exercises total control over all personal exchanges.
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I have Office 99 but I can’t get it to run on Windows Vista....
ahhh....Barbara Feldon, the Belle of Bethel Park, PA.
Thanks for posting the pix!