Israel Warns of North Korea Missile Proliferation in Mideast

(Reuters-MSNBC) Louis Charbonneau - "Israel would like to express its ongoing concern regarding the proliferation of ballistic missiles from (North Korea), and to encourage the international community to strengthen its efforts in response to these dangers," Israel's UN mission said in a letter to the North Korea sanctions committee released on Friday. "Israel is particularly concerned by the dangerous effects of the proliferation activities of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) on the stability and the peace efforts in the Middle East," said the letter. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in May that a shipment of North Korean weapons, including rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, seized in Thailand last December was headed for Islamist groups Hamas in Gaza and Hizbullah in Lebanon. He also said North Korea was providing Iran and Syria with aid for their missile programs.

2010-07-27 10:23:57

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