British media said the North Korean missile exports $ 1.5 billion profit a year (figure)
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UK recently published a Reuters report, the exposure and North Korea exporting weapons of the details. Mentioned in the article by the North Korean arms trade how much profit each year, the output of weapons and objects which countries benefit the ultimate use of these and other issues.
reported that the U.S. foreign policy analysis organization in the forecast, in North Korea about $ 20 billion each year’s GDP, rely on foreign sales accounted for $ 1.5 billion missile. Another study shows that the missile sale would profit may be higher, but the impact of UN sanctions, missile exports. U.S. North Korea is also suspected of exporting nuclear technology in, but do not know North Korea through the specific amount of profit in such transactions.
In addition, the Reuters article also lists the North Korean missile buyer, and the specific type of missile. The article said that the International Crisis Group released a report last month, the last since the 1980s, North Korea has to Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen, had sold missile systems, including improved Scud missiles and North Korea “labor” medium-range ballistic missile. International Crisis Group’s report also said there is ample evidence that North Korean cooperation with Syria has been trying to build a capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium reactor, the suspected nuclear facilities by the Israeli air force destroyed two years ago.
Reuters also said North Korea to obtain foreign exchange for overseas buyers to reward their elite ruling class. This wealth to Kim Jong Il and his family rich. In addition, the money is also used to buy weapons and nuclear program material.