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US: Iran, N. Korea bypassing sanctions to get material for nukes

The United States said on Friday that Iran and North Korea were trying to obtain high-tech materials linked to their nuclear program in violation of UN sanctions.

 

Iran was also sending weapons and ammunition to Syrian government forces despite a ban, said Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation. "Both Iran and North Korea have developed channels that enable them to continue to export and continue to procure the items they need for their weapons industry," he told a news briefing in Geneva. (Reuters)