Chinese Freighter Caught with N.Korean Missile Parts

      November 15, 2012 13:39

      Ballistic missile parts suspected of being made in North Korea were confiscated in Busan Port in May on their way to Syria on a Chinese cargo ship, it was belatedly revealed Wednesday. Their shipment would amount to a violation of UN Security Council resolutions 1718 and 1874.

      The Shanghai-registered freighter was carrying 445 graphite cylinders that could be used for rocket nozzles and re-entry vehicle nose tips.

      A diplomatic source said that the ship was at anchor in Busan to load some cargo there after leaving from Cheongjin in the North.

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