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China bans nuclear materials export to North Korea

flag-Chinahttp://gbtimes.com/world/china-bans-nuclear-materials-export-north-korea   CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL
2017/01/26 
China has released a new list of restricted goods that cannot be exported to North Korea, many of which are “dual use” items that could be used to build weapons of mass destruction.

The comprehensive list comes amid mounting speculation over an expected test by North Korea of an intercontinental ballistic missile that might be able to reach the west coast of the United States.

The items include materials and equipment to develop nuclear missiles, software related to rockets or drones, high-speed video cameras, submarines, sensors and lasers.

The Ministry of Commerce said the list was meant to comply with the requirements of a round of UN sanctions imposed in November in response to North Korea’s fifth and largest nuclear test in September.

The list was jointly released with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, the China Atomic Energy Authority and the Customs Bureau.

US officials said last week that they had seen indications that North Korea may be preparing for a new missile test-launch.

It’s widely believed a launch could be an early test of the administration of President Donald Trump, who was sworn in last Friday.

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January 28, 2017 - Posted by | China, North Korea, politics international

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