N. Korea tried selling nuclear weapon component amid signs of cooperation with Iran

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SOURCE CITED:  HOMELAND SECURITY NEWSWIRE

North Korea attempted last year to sell a metal used in nuclear weapons development to an unidentified buyer on the international market, news reports say. The news comes amid growing signs that the Hermit Kingdom is collaborating with Iran in illicit nuclear and ballistic missile research.

North Korea attempted last year to sell a metal used in nuclear weapons development to an unidentified buyer on the international market, theWall Street Journal reported Thursday. The news comes amid growing signs that the Hermit Kingdom is collaborating with Iran in illicit nuclear and ballistic missile research.  According to United Nations investigators, North Korea tried to sell a form of lithium metal that can be used in miniaturizing nuclear warheads to unidentified buyers.  The attempted sale has “sparked new concern in the Trump administration, Congress and the U.N. about the proliferation threat posed by Pyongyang’s growing nuclear- and ballistic-missile programs,” the Journal reported.

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