Yonhap News AgencyMarch 29, 2013 15:30
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, March 29 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. government official said Friday North Korea has taken advantage of illicit dual-used shipments to develop its nuclear and missile programs.
Simon Limage, deputy assistant secretary of state for nonproliferation programs, emphasized that North Korea is among several nations that pose a threat to global nonproliferation efforts.
He said especially North Korea and Iran have misused dual-used goods that have legitimate commercial applications, but can also be used to support illicit weapons programs.