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North Korea to export long-range missile and nuclear technology to Iran

DukeFan21

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TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea is in talks to export its Taepodong 2 long-range ballistic missile to Iran and to jointly develop nuclear warheads with Tehran, a Japanese newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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Brie

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Originally posted by: DealMonkey
Maybe Alistar7 can show up and figure out a way to blame France
Well France is part of the UN which gives food to North Korea. Lets starve the Korean civilians out till they submit to our viewpoint.
 

Aimster

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How is north korea going to ship these to Iran if the U.S can easily check any ship that leaves North Korea?
 

Falloutboy

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umm you don't need ships to ship the plans, thats all Iran really needs I'm sure they can get the raw matriels if they need them
 

freegeeks

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I suggest for a change we blame Rumsfeld for this one. After all he was a member of the board of the swiss engineering company ABB when they signed a contract to deliver key components to N-Korea for their 2 nuclear reactors. Of course as a member of the board he didn't knew ANYTHING about the 200 million $ contract.

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Zebo

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More worried about Israel having 200+ nukes and no compunction to use them than Iran....relativly benign and impotent country. Of course it's Israels insistance on WMD militarism which is forceing the issue for these other countries in the region. Israel could destroy them all with conventional weapons easily while Iran can't but still feels the need to escalte the arms race.
 

jjones

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Well, after all they are brothers in the axis of evil. Sharing amongst family is typically viewed as a good thing.
 

UltraQuiet

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Originally posted by: Aimster
How is north korea going to ship these to Iran if the U.S can easily check any ship that leaves North Korea?
The same way they shipped them to Yemen a year or so ago. We stopped the ship, found the missiles and let the shipment go anyway.

SCUDS
 

tnitsuj

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Originally posted by: Ultra Quiet
Originally posted by: Aimster
How is north korea going to ship these to Iran if the U.S can easily check any ship that leaves North Korea?
The same way they shipped them to Yemen a year or so ago. We stopped the ship, found the missiles and let the shipment go anyway.

SCUDS
If we hadn't that would have been piracy. There is no prohibition against selling missiles to other countries who are not restricted from having them by UN sanctions.
 

UltraQuiet

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Originally posted by: tnitsuj
Originally posted by: Ultra Quiet
Originally posted by: Aimster
How is north korea going to ship these to Iran if the U.S can easily check any ship that leaves North Korea?
The same way they shipped them to Yemen a year or so ago. We stopped the ship, found the missiles and let the shipment go anyway.

SCUDS
If we hadn't that would have been piracy. There is no prohibition against selling missiles to other countries who are not restricted from having them by UN sanctions.
That's my point. Is Iran forbidden from having those missiles?
 

tnitsuj

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Originally posted by: Ultra Quiet
Originally posted by: tnitsuj
Originally posted by: Ultra Quiet
Originally posted by: Aimster
How is north korea going to ship these to Iran if the U.S can easily check any ship that leaves North Korea?
The same way they shipped them to Yemen a year or so ago. We stopped the ship, found the missiles and let the shipment go anyway.

SCUDS
If we hadn't that would have been piracy. There is no prohibition against selling missiles to other countries who are not restricted from having them by UN sanctions.
That's my point. Is Iran forbidden from having those missiles?
Not as far as I know. I could be wrong however. They are signatories to the NNPT though so exchange of nuclear weapons technology is prohibited technically.
 

Moonbeam

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Originally posted by: tnitsuj
Originally posted by: Ultra Quiet
Originally posted by: tnitsuj
Originally posted by: Ultra Quiet
Originally posted by: Aimster
How is north korea going to ship these to Iran if the U.S can easily check any ship that leaves North Korea?
The same way they shipped them to Yemen a year or so ago. We stopped the ship, found the missiles and let the shipment go anyway.

SCUDS
If we hadn't that would have been piracy. There is no prohibition against selling missiles to other countries who are not restricted from having them by UN sanctions.
That's my point. Is Iran forbidden from having those missiles?

Not as far as I know. I could be wrong however. They are signatories to the NNPT though so exchange of nuclear weapons technology is prohibited technically.
We teach the world new tricks. Throw out your treaties and prepare for preemptive war. Why wo we have problems with the countries that are most like us? I suppose it's fear and a matter of control. But who wants the most fearful in control. We are becomming what we fear.

 

dexvx

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Originally posted by: tnitsuj
Not as far as I know. I could be wrong however. They are signatories to the NNPT though so exchange of nuclear weapons technology is prohibited technically.
Since GWB just threw the NNPT out the window, technically giving ICBMs and nuclear technology to Iran is legal.
 

sandorski

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Speaking of Nuclear tech trade, Pakistan gave NK the plans to make Nukes small enough to fit on NK missiles. Nuclear proliferation will continue as long as the need is perceived. Perhaps Gunboat diplomacy has shortcomings?
 

phillyTIM

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This is the result of George's "war on terrorism"...it creates more proliferation of weapons, and in sneakier ways.
 

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