{ad_before_content}
N. Korea sending Syria material for chemical warfare.

N. Korea sending Syria material for chemical warfare.

In an alarming report from CNN, North Korea has been sending Syria “acid-resistant tiles, valves and thermometers” – all of which could be used for chemical weapons.

This information was contained in a report by a United Nations panel of experts and relayed by an unnamed diplomat from the UN Security Council.

 

The news is especially troubling given Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s long-held association with chemical warfare – particularly against his own people.

 

Though Assad’s presidency began with the release of hundreds of political prisoners and hopes of true reform and modernization during the “Damascus Spring,” that hope proved fleeting.

 

For nearly seven years, Syria has been mired in a brutal civil war with Assad and his allies fighting to retain control against a variety of opposition groups. Early in the conflict, Assad was suspected of using chemical weapons in a fatal attack that killed hundreds. This came not long after United States President Barack Obama had warned that by doing so, Syria would be crossing a “red line.”

 

Though Assad maintains that he hasn’t used chemical weapons, a UN fact-finding mission has confirmed the use of sarin gas.

 

In addition to concerns about how this may impact the ongoing Syrian Civil War, by sending those supplies, North Korea is in violation of UN sanctions preventing them from exporting materials for weapons. Further, it’s possible that North Korean scientists are operating within Syria – also a violation of UN sanctions instructing them to “fully abandon all weapons of mass destruction programs.”

 

Disregarding UN sanctions is nothing new for North Korea. They’ve been banned from exporting a number of goods but, by at least one account, have pocketed upwards of $200 million by doing so. A great deal of that was coal. Obviously funneling supplies for chemical weapons would be a far worse breach of those sanctions.

{ad_after_content}

Latest Articles

Trial of Edward Chomiak started Monday in Peace River

Edward Chomiak has finally been brought to trial for some of the most heinous acts in recent history, a double homicide on December 15, 2010 in Falher, Alberta, which is in the Peace River area. Chomiak was found guilty of first degree murder of his ex-wife Melody Perry (45 years old) and second…

  • More American Citizens Being Held in Iran

    More American Citizens Being Held in Iran

    Earlier this year, issues about American prisoners in Iran came to an end after Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, Nosratollah Khosrawi-Roodsari, and Matthew Trevithick were all released from captivity in the country…

  • Interpol looking for Saren Azer for kidnapping

    Interpol looking for Saren Azer for kidnapping

    Last year at the end of August, a warrant for Saren Azer was issued by Canadian authorities with a charge of kidnapping. He failed to return his four children to his ex-wife’s home after a trip to Germany. Saren Azer and Alison Azer separated four years ago. At the time, he was legally allowed…

  • Clinton staffer granted immunity in email probe

    Clinton staffer granted immunity in email probe

    Bryan Pagliano, former Hillary Clinton staffer was granted immunity by the FBI and Justice Department. In exchange, he must talk to investigators about the use of private and secret emails by former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Investigators dealing with the Clinton emails event have wanted…

Judge says John Hinkley Jr. should be released from psychiatric hospital

The man behind the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan will be released after 35 years in a mental institution. John Hinkley Jr. was 25 years old at the time of the much publicized event. The incident was triggered after Hinkley watched the 1976 film Taxi-driver and began to associate…

  • Forcillo sentenced for events that led to death of Sammy Yatim

    Forcillo sentenced for events that led to death of Sammy Yatim

    The facts pertaining to James Forcillo’s murder of Sammy Yatim in July, 2013 illustrates the continued cycle of unnecessary violent deaths at the hands of policemen in recent years. Forcillo was reported to have fired two volleys of shots at the subdued and harmless teen, the first volley…

  • How can you file for slander?

    How can you file for slander?

    A person’s reputation is very valuable, and if someone is trying to destroy it, you have to protect it by any means. Luckily, the law is on your side and if someone is damaging your reputation, you can file a lawsuit against them and receive justice. The steps might seem confusing at first,…

  • When detained by the law, what are your legal rights?

    When detained by the law, what are your legal rights?

    Many people are aware that when they are detained by the law, they have the right to remain silent. However, you may be wondering what your other legal rights are. You have the right to be treated with respect and to know why you have been arrested or detained. You have the right to make one phone…

News Flash

  • N. Korea sending Syria material for chemical warfare.

    N. Korea sending Syria material for chemical warfare.

  • Germans question Germany’s refugee policies in wake of terror attacks

    Germans question Germany’s refugee policies in wake of terror attacks

  • Top 3 players of the LPGA Classic in Galloway, N.J. June 3-5

    Top 3 players of the LPGA Classic in Galloway, N.J. June 3-5

  • Muslim students forced to follow Swiss handshake rule

    Muslim students forced to follow Swiss handshake rule

  • Abrini arrested Paris attack suspect

    Abrini arrested Paris attack suspect

  • Two Canadian women held in Panama prison

    Two Canadian women held in Panama prison

  • The attack on Bacha Khan University

    The attack on Bacha Khan University

Fashion News

  • Interpol looking for Saren Azer for kidnapping

    Interpol looking for Saren Azer for kidnapping

  • Clinton staffer granted immunity in email probe

    Clinton staffer granted immunity in email probe

  • What is the law regarding reporting an accident?

    What is the law regarding reporting an accident?

  • What Is Illegal Car Repossession

    What Is Illegal Car Repossession

  • How can you file for slander?

    How can you file for slander?

  • When detained by the law, what are your legal rights?

    When detained by the law, what are your legal rights?

  • San Francisco To Amend Its Laws Favoring Harboring Of Illegal Immigrants

    San Francisco To Amend Its Laws Favoring Harboring Of Illegal Immigrants

Top 5 Posts