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UN Implicates Azerbaijan, Kazakhstani In North Korea Arms Embargo Violations

A United Nations report has implicated Azerbaijan and a Kazakhstan airline executive in violations of arms embargos against North Korea. The Associated Press acquired the report, to the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea.

Among the violators was Azerbaijan, for trying to buy anti-aircraft missiles from North Korea:

The panel... recommended sanctions against the Hesong Trading Corporation, a subsidiary of the Korea Mining Development Trading Corp., which was involved in trying to sell 70 North Korean portable anti-aircraft missiles to Azerbaijan. British arms dealer Michael Ranger was convicted in July 2012 of attempting to sell the missiles.

A few more details on Ranger's activities in Azerbaijan, via the U.K.'s Crown Prosecution Service:

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UN Implicates Azerbaijan, Kazakhstani In North Korea Arms Embargo Violations

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