Uganda, Tanzania in trouble with UN over ‘arms deals’ with North Korea
Saturday April 12 2014
Global agency says Pyongyang has devised ways to circumvent sanctions, including suspected use of its embassies and firms in illegal arms trade. Tanzania, Ethiopia and Eritrea also named. TEA Graphic
UN Panel of Experts claim that North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent UN sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies and private companies to facilitate illegal trade in weapons.
In Uganda, the suspicion stems from a recent bilateral agreement for the training of its police force by North Korea.
Ethiopia is a suspect because of collaboration between its ammunition manufacturing factory and a North Korean entity while Tanzania is in the dock for supposedly hiring North Korean personnel to help refurbish its ageing fleet of Chinese manufactured F-7 fighter jets.