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North Korea dismisses reports it provided Syria with chemical weapon materialsIn a statement in Pyongyang’s government-run media on Thursday, North Korean Foreign Ministry officials dismissed recent reports that the regime has been providing Syria with materials used in the manufacturing of chemical weapons.
North Korea has dismissed reports claiming it had shipped Syria materials used in the manufacturing of chemical weapons. In a Thursday report citing the North Korean Research Institute of American studies, the regime insisted that it is against the use of chemical weapons.
“The US is in a frenzy to speak ill of the DPRK with its preposterous fabrication yet again,” read the report in North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency. “As had been elucidated several times, the DPRK does not have a single record of developing, producing and stockpiling a chemical weapon, and it is opposed to chemical weapons themselves.”
As previously reported by JOL, various reports citing a confidential yet-to-be-released UN document claimed North Korea supplied Syria with 50 tons of materials that may be used for manufacturing chemical weapons, including acid-resistant tiles, valves and thermometers. 40 of such shipments were reportedly made between 2012 and 2017.
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