N.Korea gets nuclear, missile parts in Berlin

North Korea uses embassy in Berlin to secretly shop for weapons program, German intel chief claims

North Korea uses embassy in Berlin to secretly shop for weapons program, German intel chief claims

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is accusing North Korea of using its Berlin embassy to secretly shop for parts for its nuclear missile program.

Although the exact nature of the technology was not specified, Mr Maassen said it would have civilian and military uses.

"The DPRK [North Korea] is already flouting the most recent resolutions by exploiting global oil supply chains, complicit foreign nationals, offshore company registries and the worldwide banking system", the report reads, adding that the charges were under investigation and the alleged activities would be a violation of United Nations sanctions if proven accurate.

North Korea has continued to develop missiles and nuclear weapons in defiance of worldwide sanctions.

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"That said, the overall performance of the service sector remained weaker than the long-run growth trend", she said. Moreover, the rate of job creation edged up to a five-month high.

"We determined that procurement activities were taking place there, from our perspective with an eye on the missile program, as well as the nuclear program to some extent", BfV head Hans-Georg Maassen told public broadcaster NDR in an interview.

"They were acquired in other markets or front companies were used to buy them in Germany", he said.

The North Korean embassy has not commented on the allegation.

Shipments passed through China, Russia and Malaysia as they failed to stop the Kim Jong Un regime's efforts to fund its nuclear and missile programs, the report stated. "But we can not guarantee that we spot and block each attempt", he said.

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In 2017, North Korea tested what they claimed to be a hydrogen bomb, with yield estimates ranging from 50 to 280 kilotons.

Last year, North Korea carried out a number of long-range ballistic missile tests.

The U.N. report found that Pyongyang had continued to export coal, iron, steel and other banned commodities - earning $200 million (€160 million) in revenue a year ago.

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