undergroundnewsroom.com
undergroundnewsroom.com April 22, 2018


Leaked report shows North Korea supplying chemical weapons to Syria

02 March 2018, 04:34 | Rodolfo Quinn

North Korea sold chemical weapon supplies to Syria: report

Man with a child are seen in hospital in the besieged town of Douma Eastern Ghouta Damascus Syria

The supplies include acid-resistant tiles that are used at facilities to produce chemical weapons.

An earlier United Nations report, whose contents were leaked last August, found that two shipments of chemical weapons from North Korea to Syria had been intercepted earlier in the year.

The eight members of the panel who produced the report are from different countries and have expertise in many fields relating to how weapons of mass destruction are created, how they are shipped between states to circumvent detection and whether sanctions are being busted. Russia, however, has protected Assad from accountability for these actions, using its veto on the U.N. Security Council in November to scuttle a separate panel investigating the use of chemical weapons by actors on both sides of the Syrian civil war.

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has allegedly been using chemical weapons on its own people since, at least, 2012 - and it appears North Korea might be helping him.

William Newcomb, who chaired the United Nations panel of experts on North Korea from 2011 to 2014, described the report "an important breakthrough".

Mr Johnson added: "If there is incontrovertible evidence of the use of chemical weapons, verified by the OPCW [Office of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] - if we know that it's happened and we can demonstrate it, and if there is a proposal for action where the United Kingdom could be useful, then I think we should seriously consider it".

China Communist Party has proposed removing presidential term limits
There is growing concern that Xi could be leaning toward following in the footsteps of China's former leader Mao Zedong. Since his arrival in power, five years ago, Chinese president has accumulated enormous power.

Khloe Kardashian seeks sister Kim's help with her unusual pregnancy cravings
Kim Kardashian anxious she wouldn't "care" about her third child as much as her other kids. I just feel sick every night . "When there's a point that I can say something, I will".

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs wins second title
It was done to help schools determine competition, according to the UIL's deputy director Jamie Harrison. The 18-year-old transgender male wrestles for Trinity High School in Euless.

Flames following a reported rocket attack is seen on the horizon in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta on February 28, 2018. The intelligence source told the BBC, the Syrian government's allies, Iran and Russian Federation, are well aware of the manufacturing of chemical weapons at these facilities. There have been allegations that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government has been using chemical weapons in attacks, including in a sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun past year.

But a confidential report, compiled by a UN Panel of Experts which assesses North Korea's compliance with UN resolutions, found evidence of illicit supplies sent to Syria.

Syria has periodically sought to appease the global community on the subject of chemical weapons.

Is North Korea Supplying Chemical Weapons To Syria? It is unclear, however, if the report will be released.

It agreed to give up its chemical weapons stock to worldwide investigators after a sarin attack in eastern Ghouta in 2013 which killed hundreds of people - widely believed to be the worst chemical incident in modern history. A statement from besieged Eastern Ghouta's interim health ministry said victims in the town of al-Shifoniyeh had been admitted to hospital with convulsions, difficulty breathing and irritation of the eyes and mouth following an air strike on Sunday night.

Since taking office more than a year ago, President Trump has met North Korean threats and bombast with fiery rhetoric in kind, but American demands for denuclearization - a US precondition for potential talks, dangled by the North as the Olympic Games wrapped up on Sunday - are widely considered likely to be futile.



Other News

Trending Now

How important is it West Ham avoid defeat at Swansea this weekend?
West Ham United were outclassed in their latest Premier League outing as a rampant Liverpool side ran out 4-1 winners at Anfield. Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action on Saturday evening when they host Newcastle United at Anfield.

After Border Wall Dipsute, Peña Nieto Ditches Plans To Meet With Trump
President Donald Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the G20 Summit , Friday, July 7, 2017, in Hamburg. The White House sought Saturday to minimize any appearance of a rift in relations with its southern neighbor.

Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Thursday, Feb
Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva of Russian Federation , competing under a neutral flag, took gold and silver in the event . Zagitova, 15, and her Russian teammate Evgenia Medvedeva , who is 18 and was second in the short program, are proof.

Hundreds pay last respects to Billy Graham
The motorcade passed through the town of Black Mountain before arriving four hours later at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. It is estimated 2,300 people will to attend the invitation-only funeral. "Billy Graham and Dad were great buddies", Bush said.

Ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin detained by police over social media post
Another potential school shooting was prevented after Los Angeles police took proper action in response to an online threat. He did not play in 2014 and resumed his career in 2015 with the Buffalo Bills, where he has played the past three seasons.

Gosling stuns Newcastle to snatch draw for Bournemouth
It was the Cherries' first league defeat of 2018, and they've now had a couple of weeks to ruminate over it. We weren't very good for 70 minutes, but I have to praise the attitude and spirit of the team to come back.

Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate increases
The dollar sagged broadly on Friday after its recovery this week faded as U.S. treasury yields declined from their recent peaks. By this he meant that raising interest rates does not have an immediate impact on the economy.

Barcelona's Semedo to miss second leg against Chelsea
The visitors broke quickly after Sergio Busquets gave the ball away, allowing Girona to come forward through Lozano. He's had problems with injuries, meaning his period of adaptation was skipped.

Kashmir dispute root cause of Pak-India tension: Er Rasheed
India regularly accuses Pakistan of aiding fighters in crossing the LoC to attack Indian positions. However, the guns along the LoC in the Uri sector have fallen silent since on Thursday.

NRA National Spokeswoman Dana Loesch Lied Right to a Parkland Victim's Face
Because I don't want anyone to ever be in this position again". "Then, let's sit down and figure out what they are", Deutch said . The previous night, she'd taken part in a CNN town hall in which she was angrily confronted by the parents of Parkland victims.