Report: North Korea, Iran planning joint nuclear development; export of missiles
North Korea and Iran are holding talks over a plan to export Pyongyang's Taepodong-2 long-range ballistic missiles to Tehran and to jointly develop nuclear warheads, a Japanese daily said Wednesday.
The two countries have been negotiating the deal for about a year and are probably going to reach an agreement in mid-October, the Sankei newspaper reported, quoting defense sources familiar with North Korean issues.
According to the plan, North Korea will export Taepodong missile components to be assembled in Iran and will send missile experts to pass on technical knowledge.
A North Korean arms export company known as the Changgwang Sinyong Corporation is handling the deal with Iranian military and aerospace industry officials, the newspaper added. (Albawaba.com)
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